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Quality UK & Continental Holidays

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Local Family Operated Company No Interchanges 3 Star Plus Quality Hotels Our Own Luxury Coaches Excursions & Entrances Included No Hidden Extra’s

01670 519 952 www.gardinersnmc.co.uk


Happy New Year INTRODUCTION

We hope you had an enjoyable festive period and are ready for the New Year ahead. To help us improve, a number of changes were made in 2013, including the launch of our new website, the opening of our new depot and offices in Morpeth, the introduction of a new logo and our new phone number (due to different telephone exchange!), leaving us excited about 2014 and our plans for this coming year! Because of your constant support and the companies continued growth we have made our biggest investment to date, we have ordered two brand new luxury coaches which are due for delivery in March, we look forward to your feedback following your first journey, if favourable our intention is to order more, ensuring our fleet of touring coaches are exactly the same. In addition to the above we have been

Wishing you all the best for the New Year

Adrian

New Coaches Arriving in March 2014 are 2 brand new touring coaches, representing an investment of nearly half a million pounds. Our new top of the range coaches offer: l Three axles for increased stability l 13 metres long allowing additional leg room l Leather seats with 3 point seat belts and centre arm rest l Seat back table and net l Power point for each seat to charge your phone l Wi-Fi l Air-conditioning l Washroom l Hot and cold drinks l And much, much more!

Departure Points

Online

We offer a choice of local departure points throughout the north east. We endeavour to keep departure times to a minimum, on occasion we may use people carriers to transfer passengers to the coach. Pick-up points may be reduced closer to departure dates.

Visit us 24 hours a day on our secure website: www.gardinersnmc.co.uk

Northumberland Ashington, Nisa Blyth, Library Cramlington, Manor Walks Morpeth, Bus Station Newbiggin by the Sea, Dixons Corner Tyne and Wear Newcastle, Bewick Street opposite Central Station South Shields, Keppel Street Bus Station Sunderland, Park Lane Bus Station Washington, The Galleries Bus Station Whitley Bay, Outside B&M Store, Whitley Road

Gardiners NMC 18 Coopies Haugh Coopies Lane Industrial Estate Morpeth Northumberland NE61 6JN Tel: 01670 519 952

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working on this brochure, trying to find the ideal mix of tours to please all! As always we have brought in some new and exciting tours, we’ve freshened up existing holidays and kept the traditional favourites just how you like them..... As always, we welcome any ideas you may have and your comments following your holiday, it allows us to monitor our performance and ensures any improvements necessary are made as quickly as possible. Don’t forget to make your bookings as early as possible to avoid disappointment and for you regular travellers, have a look at the many benefits offered by our new and improved travel club!

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County Durham Bishop Auckland, Bus Station Chester le Street, Market Place (South Burns) * Consett, Bus Station, Medomsley Road, Stand A Darlington, opposite the Town Hall Durham, Sutton Street (near County Hospital) Ferryhill, Market Place Newton Aycliffe, Town Centre (St. Clare’s) Peterlee, Bus Station Spennymoor, Town Hall * Stanley, Bus stop outside Lamplight Arts Centre, Front Street Teesside Billingham, The Billingham Arms Hartlepool, The Grand Hotel Middlesborough, The Bus Station (upper level lounge) Stockton, The Swallow Hotel North Yorkshire Northallerton, Nags Head Pub, High Street Thirsk, Coach Park * pick-up point only available on holidays of 3 days or more in duration.

Travel Agents In addition to our own travel shop, we have a selection of agents conveniently located throughout the north east, they include: Arriva Travel Shops, Blyth, Newcastle and Middlesbrough Spear Travel, Stokesley, Northallerton, Leyburn Dawson and Sanderson, throughout the north east Go North East Travel Shop, Washington Hay’s Travel, throughout the north east Stagecoach Travel Shop, Stockton Tates Travel, Sunderland

Payments We accept all major credit and debit cards, cheques and even good old fashioned cash!!! (Credit cards incur a 2.5% charge)

Coaches All of our coaches offer air-conditioning, toilet and washroom, reclining seats, hot and cold drink facilities and TV/DVD/CD players as standard.


Gift Vouchers

Join our Travel Club for only £20.00 per person and you will receive our welcome pack which includes an introduction and welcome letter, pen, travel pillow and a selection of special offers and discounts which include:

The perfect gift for family and friends, at any time of year, available in denominations of £10. Please call in store or telephone us for more details.

T R AV E L C L U B

Travel Club

Door to Door Collection**

Low Deposits

Group Travel

As a travel club member take advantage of our low deposit scheme, instead of the £30 or 10% deposit per person you only pay £20 deposit per person per tour.

As a family owned and managed company we are proud of our standards and services.

Advanced Booking Discount Take advantage of our “Advanced Booking Scheme”, if you book any holiday 6 months in advance you will receive a 5% discount off the price of your holiday.

Priority Mailing With two new brochures a year, we ensure your copy is prepared and posted first.

Loyalty reward scheme When you join our new and improved travel club you will qualify for our “Loyalty Reward Scheme”. The reward scheme is based on your previous year’s annual spend as a Travel Club Member, when you renew your membership we will calculate how much you spent and credit 4% of the value, off your next holiday or two!

Travel club news letters We will keep you up to date with the latest happenings by sending two newsletters per annum, these will also contain any special deals or exceptional offers.

Late deals

Our group travel team is dedicated to providing quality coach tours throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe, they offer a wide portfolio of tours and considerable knowledge and experience. We are committed to offering the best customer service, fresh and original itineraries, attention to detail and value for money. To ensure you receive the best deal possible, why not give us a call on 01670 519 952 or email groups@nmctours.co.uk. Benefits include; l

Group organiser incentives including free places

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Good quality accommodation to suit your group

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Free personalised marketing literature

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Tailor made itineraries

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Pre-booked entrance to places of interest

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Individual travel packs

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Personal, professional service throughout

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BCH bonding for financial peace of mind

For a small charge one of our vehicles or contractors will collect you from your home and transfer you to your coach, taking away the stress of arranging your own transport or asking friends and family to drop you off and pick you up. On the return journey we transfer you back to your home. Due to the popularity of this service we recommend you take up the option at the time of booking. **This service is only available on holidays of 3 days or more in duration

Personal Details Do we have your correct and current contact information? Could we email you special deals in the future? If so, please contact us on 01670 519 952 or email info@nmctours.co.uk

Flexible Payment Options – We’re here to help With a 10% (minimum £30.00) per person deposit you can secure your holiday, you can then choose how much and how often you would like to pay off your holiday. Our friendly staff will be happy to set up a payment schedule so your holiday is paid for in full, in time.

Financial Peace of Mind

From time to time we have the opportunity to offer tours at special discounted rates, this maybe late availability or due to a cancellation, these deals are offered exclusively to travel club members.

6th tour exclusive offer When you book 6 tours in a year in addition to your other benefits you will receive a 2 day Mystery Tour for only £39.00 per person.

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK & TWITTER Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for all our latest news, views and special deals by searching: Gardiners NMC on Facebook or @gardinersnmc on Twitter

Gardiners NMC are members of the Bonded Coach Holiday Group of the Confederation Of Passenger Transport UK Ltd. This is a government approved consumer protection scheme. This ensures that in relation to the coach package holidays described in this brochure (or website) that the clients’ monies are protected by a Bond which may be called upon in the unlikely event of the Member’s insolvency. Clients are recommended to inspect the current membership certificate at our registered office or alternatively go to www.bch-uk.org or telephone 0207 240 3131 to confirm current membership. Your attention is also drawn to the Bonded Coach Holiday Group Trading Charter that will apply to these coach package holidays.

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MYSTERY WEEKEND

From

£55

2 DAYS

THEMES BEST SELLER Itinerary

Our Mystery Weekends are extremely

DAY 1 Departing the north east we journey to our first destination where you can enjoy some free time for lunch. Following our visit here we head to ??????????? before we continue onto our hotel, arriving in time to relax before tonight’s evening meal.

popular and offer an amazing variety, with our network of hotels spread all across the country, each tour visits interesting destinations, ensuring that one Mystery Weekend is never the same

DAY 2 We depart our wonderful hotel this morning after breakfast and make our way to ???????????????. Later this afternoon we begin our journey home, arriving early evening.

Our Hotel Minimum HHH hotel All hotels used for our Mystery weekends are a minimum 3 star standard. They offer a restaurant and bar and a lift or ground floor rooms. All rooms will offer en-suite bathrooms, tea/coffee making facilities, remote control colour TV and direct dial telephone. Some of our Mystery hotels also offer full leisure facilities, so don’t forget to pack your swimsuit, just in case!

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 1 night dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Minimum 3 star hotel 䡲 All rooms en-suite 䡲 Visits to mystery locations

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as the next!

DEPARTURES

PRICE

22nd February

£59

8th March

£59

22nd March

£59

12th April

£59

26th April

£59

17th May

£59

31st May

£59

21st June

£59

26th July

£64

2nd August

£64

23rd August

£64

13th September

£64

27th September

£64

18th October

£64

25th October

£64

8th November

£64

22nd November

£64

SUPPLEMENT

INSURANCE

£15

£13


LONDON THEATRE BREAKS Choice of West End shows

2

3

DAYS

DAYS

From

£139

Our Shows:

THEMES

April 2014 – 2 days Les Misérables, Cameron Mackintosh’s legendary production is now the world’s longest running musical. When a convict is released after serving 19 years for stealing bread he is understandably very bitter and resentful towards society. An act of mercy from a small-town bishop, makes him determined to live as an honest man. However, an extremely zealous police officer is determined to see him back in prison! Billy Elliot, one of the most celebrated, awardwinning musicals on stage today which has been dazzling London’s West End since 2005. Set in a northern mining town, during the 1984/’85 miners’ strike, an inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle to make his dream come true. Follow Billy’s journey as he stumbles from boxing into a ballet class where he discovers his passion for dance.

Itinerary

Our Hotel

DAY 1 We depart local pick-up points this morning and make our way towards the capital arriving midafternoon. Late afternoon we offer a transfer in to the West End of London where you will have an evening at leisure or the opportunity to see a show. DAY 2 (2 DAY OPTION) After breakfast it’s time to check out of the hotel and make our way back to the West End, you will then have the option of a few hours free time shopping and sightseeing or the chance of a matinee show. This afternoon we bid farewell to London and make our way to the north east arriving home late evening. DAY 2 (3 DAY OPTION) This morning you have free time to take a leisurely breakfast and relax. Late morning the coach will transfer you to the West End for an included sightseeing tour, followed by some free time for shopping or to visit one of London’s many attractions. This evening you will have the option to experience your chosen West End show or sample some of London’s nightlife, the coach will return you to the hotel late this evening. DAY 3 After breakfast it’s time to check out of the hotel and make our way to Covent Garden, which offers a wide selection of cafes, shops and street performers, making it the street entertainment capital of London. We then bid farewell to London and make our way to the north east arriving this evening.

HHHH Thistle Hotel, Heathrow The 4 star hotel boasts the First Edition restaurant and the Lounge Bar which offers drinks and light snacks in welcoming surroundings. All bedrooms enjoy flat-screen TV with satellite channels and on-demand movies. Rooms also have air-conditioning and soundproofing, modern bathrooms, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included – 2 days 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 1 night bed and breakfast 䡲 Choice of shows 䡲 Free time in London

June 2014 – 3 days Jersey Boys, winner of 54 major awards including the Olivier Award is the internationally acclaimed hit musical about the life of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, discover how four boys from the wrong side of the tracks invented their own unique sound, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and sold 100 million records worldwide. War Horse is set in World War I and follows Joey, young Albert Narracott’s beloved horse as he is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. Joey serves in the British and German armies, death, disease and fate take him on an extraordinary and unbelievable journey. Meanwhile, heartbroken Albert enlist in the Army but cannot forget Joey! He embarks on his own dangerous mission’s, hoping one day to find his beloved horse and take him home to Devon. September 2014 – 3 days The Commitments, Roddy Doyle’s best-selling novel and hilarious smash hit movie has been brought to life on stage! Follow the story of Jimmy Rabbitte a young working class music fan, who shapes an unlikely bunch of amateur musicians and friends into an amazing live act, the finest soul band Dublin has ever produced. But tragedy, and travesty are just around the corner......... The music in the show is simply brilliant, featuring soul classics Night Train, Try A Little Tenderness, In The Midnight Hour, Papa Was A Rolling Stone, Save Me, Mustang Sally, and many more.

What’s included – 3 days 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 2 nights bed and breakfast 䡲 Choice of shows 䡲 Free time in London 䡲 Sightseeing tour of London 䡲 Visit to Covent Garden

DEPARTURES

PRICE

SUPPLEMENT

INSURANCE

4th April (2 days) Les Miserables Billy Elliot

1 Show – £139 2 Shows – £181

Single £15

£13

11th June (3 days) Jersey Boys War Horse

1 Show – £199 2 Shows – £239

Single £30

£16

26th September (3 days) The Commitments The Bodyguard

1 Show – £199 2 Shows – £239

Single £40

£16

The Bodyguard, winner of “Best New Musical” at this year’s ‘What’s On Stage Awards 2013’ the smash-hit film starring Kevin Costner and the late Whitney Houston has been transformed in to a West End hit. Starring Beverley Knight as Rachel Marron and Tristan Gemmill as Frank Farmer, the Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard. Each expects to be in charge – what they don’t expect is to fall in love. A romantic thriller featuring a host of Whitney’s classics including So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, I’m Your Baby Tonight, I Wanna Dance With Somebody and or course, I Will Always Love You.

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TRAVEL CLUB MYSTERY WEEKEND

Members Only

2

£49

DAY 2 After breakfast this morning we depart our hotel and begin our return journey, again visiting a place of interest en-route. Later this afternoon we continue our journey home arriving early evening.

DAYS

THEMES

Our Hotel Good standard HHH hotel Our hotel will be minimum 3 star standard and offer a restaurant, bar and a lift or ground floor rooms. The hotel could also offer full leisure facilities, so don’t forget to pack your swimsuit, just in case! All rooms will offer en-suite bathrooms, tea/coffee making facilities, TV and telephone. The hotel will have ground floor rooms or a lift.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 1 night dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Minimum 3 star hotel 䡲 Visits to mystery locations 䡲 Preview of the new brochure

Itinerary DAY 1 Join us for a mystery weekend of fun and frivolity with the staff from Gardiners NMC. Including company directors, management and the reservation team a fun weekend away will be had by all! We will visit an interesting ‘mystery’ location en-route to our

hotel, on arrival settle into your room. Our staff will provide a sneaky preview and presentation of our brand new brochure and you will be the very first customers to get your hands on it! We’ll all be available to answer any of your questions or queries over a glass of champagne before dinner this evening.

DEPARTURE

13th December

PRICE

£49

SUPPLEMENT

Single £15

INSURANCE

£13

CADBURY WORLD & West Midlands Safari Park

Family Treat

2

£129

Our Hotel

DAYS

HHH Himley Country Hotel, Dudley This former 19th-century schoolhouse is ideally located for our itinerary and perfectly fuses old and new. The hotel boasts s popular conservatory restaurant and comfortable lounge bar. All rooms are en-suite and each include flat-screen TV, free wireless internet connection, tea and coffee making facilities and hairdryer. This hotel does not have a lift but offers ground floor rooms.

What’s included

TWO VISITS AND ENTRANCES

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DAY 1 Following an early start we make our way to Cadbury World, where chocolate comes to life! You can learn how chocolate is made during your tour of the factory and take a ride through ‘Chocolate Wonderland’, 14 amazing zones and one great day out for all the family. We then make the short journey to the hotel ready for this evening’s meal. DAY 2 This morning we visit the award winning West Midland Safari and Leisure Park, experience the drive through safari covering 150 acres and 4 miles.

The park features some of the greatest species known to man, including the UK’s only pride of stunning white lions and the largest group of cheetahs, plus rhinos, white tigers, giraffe and elephants. Don’t miss the Discovery Trail with an amusement area and 30 fun rides and attractions to suit the whole family. DEPARTURES

ADULT

CHILD*

SUPPLEMENT

INSURANCE

7th April

£129

£119

Single £35

£13

26th October

£129

£119

Single £15

£13

* Price based on sharing with two adults (child age 3-11 years)

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Itinerary

䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 1 night dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visits to Cadbury World and West Midland Safari and Leisure Park including entrances


THE HARRY POTTER EXPERIENCE

Adult

2

£139 Child £125

Our Hotel

DAYS

THEMES

HHHH Novotel, Heathrow Novotel Heathrow features the contemporary Elements restaurant serving a varied menu for evening dining, and a breakfast buffet is available daily. The bar offers a range of beverages, snacks and fresh coffees. The fitness complex features an indoor swimming pool and a fully equipped gym. The en-suite bedrooms each have a flat-screen TV with on-demand movies and tea/coffee facilities.

What’s included

WEEKEND GETAWAY Itinerary DAY 1 With an early morning start we travel south to Warner Bros Studio, where the doors have been opened to where Harry Potter first began. You’ll have the chance to go behind-the-scenes and see many things the camera never showed, including breathtakingly detailed sets, stunning costumes, props and animatronics, all providing a unique showcase of these classic films. We continue to our hotel, evening is at leisure.

DAY 2 This morning following breakfast we set off on a ‘Harry Potter’ tour of London, you are invited to ‘don your robes and ready your wand’ as our guide takes us around the city following in the footsteps of Harry Potter. You’ll visit Platform 9 ¾, 12 Grimmauld Place and sites used for the Leaky Cauldron pub. There is also a chance to see some of London’s other tourist attractions en-route. After our tour and following a little free time in London we begin our journey home, arriving late evening.

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 1 night bed and breakfast 䡲 Visits to Warner Bros Studio and guided ‘Harry Potter tour of London 䡲 Free time in London

DEPARTURE

10th April

ADULT

£139

CHILD*

£125

SUPPLEMENT

Single £21

INSURANCE

£13

* Price based on sharing with two adults (child age 3-11 years)

ALTON TOWERS EXPERIENCE

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£109

modern restaurant and convenient coffee shop, as well as a mini-gym. All of the elegant, spacious rooms offer air-conditioning and a flat-screen TV with Freeview channels and en-suite facilities. The hotel has a lift.

DAYS

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What’s included

Itinerary DAY 1 We depart early this morning and head directly to Alton Towers. Scarefest 2014 promises to be the best to date! There is something for all thrill seekers and families, with tons of terrific rides, blockbusting attractions, amazing live shows, and weird and wonderful costume characters!! Alton Towers is the perfect destination for a family day out. This afternoon we continue to our hotel in time to relax before dinner. DAY 2 This morning we return for a second fun filled day in Alton Towers. If you haven’t already, you can visit the Mutiny Bay pirate themed area especially for families or sail on the “Battle Galleons”, an interactive water attraction set to challenge all ages or tackle the Halloween maze and be frightened out of your wits!

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 1 night dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 2 days in Alton Towers Theme Park including entrance

INCLUDES 2 DAY PASS We depart this afternoon and begin our journey home, we arrive back late evening.

Our Hotel Jurys Inn, Derby Located just 30 minutes from Alton Towers the centrally located hotel is set in the heart of the vibrant and trendy Cathedral Quarter. The hotel features a stylish bar, DEPARTURES

ADULT

CHILD*

SUPPLEMENT

INSURANCE

15th Apr

£119

£109

Single £18

£13

31st Jul

£121

£109

Single £15

£13

30th Oct (Scarefest)

£121

£109

Single £18

£13

* Price based on sharing with two adults (child age 3-11 years)

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DRAYTON MANOR, Thomas Land & Twycross Zoo

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Fun Filled From

£113

as well as a steam room and spa bath. All rooms are en-suite with tea and coffee making facilities and flat-screen TV’s. The hotel has a lift.

DAYS

THEMES

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 1 night dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Entrance in to Drayton Manor including Thomas Land and Twycross Zoo

Itinerary DAY 1 Following an early morning departure we travel to Drayton Manor, with entrance included enjoy some of the biggest and wettest rides around, including the famous Apocalypse and Shockwave! Experience the thrills of Stormforce 10 and Maelstrom or have your world turned upside down with Pandemonium! Don’t forget Thomas Land where you can experience the magic and interact with your favourite characters as never before, you will have an amazing fun filled day for the whole family! DAY 2 This morning we head to Twycross Zoo, set in 50 acres of parkland the zoo is home to over

1000 animals, most of which are endangered species. The world famous primate collection ranges from tiny pygmy marmosets to the impressive silverback Western lowland gorillas. Twycross is the only UK zoo to house ‘our closest relative’ – the Bonobo. This afternoon we depart for home making a comfort stop en-route.

DEPARTURE

20th July

Our Hotel

ADULT

£125

HHH Ramada Hotel, Birmingham Set in its own spacious grounds overlooking a picturesque lake, our hotel is close to Drayton Manor. Relax in The Club Bar or enjoy a meal in the Club Room Restaurant. Also available is an on-site health club including an indoor pool, a relaxing sauna and solarium,

CHILD*

£113

SUPPLEMENT

Single £20

INSURANCE

£13

* Price based on sharing with two adults (child age 3-11 years)

CADBURY WORLD & Chester Zoo

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Chocs & Crocs From

£99

All rooms offer en-suite bath and shower, flat-screen TV with Freeview channels, hairdryer, trouser press, complimentary tea and coffee making facilities and free Wi-Fi. The hotel does not have a lift but does offer ground floor rooms.

DAYS

What’s included

Itinerary DAY 1 We depart early this morning and make our way to Cadbury World, where chocolate comes to life! Uncover a world of chocolate delights and enjoy a fascinating fun packed day, discover how your favourite confectionery is made, create your own delicious taste sensation covered in warm liquid Cadbury Dairy Milk and enjoy a ride through ‘Chocolate Wonderland’. Later this afternoon we make the short journey to the hotel in time for this evening’s meal. DAY 2 This morning following breakfast we check out of the hotel and make our way to Chester Zoo, the UK’s number one zoo! Chester boasts over 7000

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animals and 400 different species, including some of the most endangered species on the planet. The 110-acre zoo is an all year round favourite attraction for all ages! We depart late afternoon and begin our journey home, arriving mid-evening.

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䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 1 night dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visits to Cadbury World and Chester Zoo including entrances

DEPARTURE

12th August

Our Hotel

ADULT

£109

HHH Mercure, Wolverhampton Our hotel is ideally located for our itinerary and features an elegant restaurant with fine food and carefully selected wines, following dinner you can relax in the cocktail bar or make use of the leisure facilities including fitness centre and indoor swimming pool.

CHILD*

£99

SUPPLEMENT

Single £15

INSURANCE

£13

* Price based on sharing with two adults (child age 3-11 years)


4H MOTHERS DAY TREAT IN THE PEAKS

Love This

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£168 THEMES

welcome and many facilities including an on-site health club and spa. The elegantly furnished rooms include free Wi-Fi, tea/coffee making facilities, LCD flat-screen TV’s, safe, iron and ironing board. The hotel has a lift.

DAYS

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Luxury coach travel 䡲 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 3 course Mothering Sunday lunch 䡲 Included excursion to: Chatsworth House with entrance, Bakewell and Matlock

INCLUDES MOTHERING SUNDAY LUNCH Itinerary DAY 1 We depart local pick-up points this morning and make our way to the Peak District, we call at the lovely towns of Bakewell and Matlock before continuing on to our hotel. DAY 2 Today we visit Chatsworth House, known as the ‘Palace of the Peak’ and home to the Duke and the Duchess of Devonshire. With entrance included you can spend the day exploring the stunning grounds and house. DAY 3 Happy Mother’s Day, relax and enjoy a morning

at leisure, take advantage of the hotels excellent leisure and spa facilities before your included 3 course Mothering Sunday lunch. Mid afternoon we begin our journey back to the north east and arrive home this early evening.

Our Hotel HHHH Best Western Premier, Yew Tree Lodge Hotel Our 4 star Best Western Premier hotel is ideally located on the edge of the Peak District and offers a warm

DEPARTURE

28th March

PRICE

£168

SUPPLEMENT

Single £Nil Limited

INSURANCE

£16

TV TALES IN THE YORKSHIRE DALES

TV Gold

3

£153

enjoy a bygone era as we take an unforgettable journey to the ‘celebrity’ station of Goathland, better known as Aidensfield in TV’s Heartbeat and as the bewitching Hogsmeade in the first Harry Potter film. After lunch we visit Whitby before returning home.

DAYS

Our Hotel Jurys Inn, Leeds Our modern city centre hotel boasts Inn-fusion restaurant, Inn-tro bar, perfect for a relaxing drink following dinner plus a cardio gym. The spacious en-suite bedrooms include large, comfortable beds with crisp white linens, large flat-screen TV’s with freeview, air-conditioning and spacious bathrooms. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included

Itinerary DAY 1 We depart this morning for Holmfirth, immortalised by Compo, Clegg and Foggy as their stamping ground in ‘Last of the Summer Wine’. Explore the village or join a guided tour of the area (payable locally), take in all of the old haunts, like Nora Batty’s tea rooms and Compo’s house. This afternoon we continue to the hotel in time to settle in before our evening meal.

DAY 2 Today we take a scenic drive and revisit the 1972 film ‘The Railway Children’ as we view the key sights of Oakworth Station, Mythholmes Tunnel and Oxenhope Station by taking a journey on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, we pass through historical Bronte country and arrive at Oxenhope for some free time. Later this afternoon we return to the hotel. DAY 3 This morning we head to Pickering and board the North Yorkshire Steam Railway, sit back and

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visit to Holmfirth, Haworth Goathland and Whitby 䡲 Journey on the North Yorkshire Moors steam train and Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

DEPARTURE

11th April

PRICE

£153

SUPPLEMENT

Single £Nil Limited

INSURANCE

£16

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HAWORTH 40’S WEEKEND

Step Back Only

3

£139

troops carrying their kit bags and with 1940’s vehicles along the way, you’d be forgiven for believing you’ve stepped onto the set of “Dad’s Army”. DAY 3 We check out of the hotel this morning and make our way to nearby Harrogate for some free time. This afternoon we return to the north east, arriving early evening.

DAYS

THEMES

Our Hotel

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HHH Mercure, Leeds Parkway This warm modern hotel offers a range of facilities including a restaurant, lounge, bar, indoor pool and spa. All rooms come with en-suite facilities, TV, telephone, hairdryer, tea and coffee facilities. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included

ALL PROFITS GENERATED AT HAWORTH GO TO “SSAFA” The Soldiers, Sailors and Families Association Itinerary DAY 1 After our morning departure we travel to Haworth to join in with the weekends celebrations! We jump aboard our ‘time machine’ and travel back to War Time 1940’s at Haworth. Wander the streets and witness the air-raids, ration books, utility suits and

period dress! Late this afternoon we continue to the hotel and relax before dinner. DAY 2 Following breakfast we spend another fun filled day in 1940’s Haworth, the Home Guard is on standby and out come the sand bags, the throb of hostile enemy aircraft and the rationing of food. You’ll witness the

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at the Mercure, Leeds Parkway 䡲 2 days free at 1940’s Haworth 䡲 Visit to Harrogate

DEPARTURE

17th May

PRICE

£139

SUPPLEMENT

Single £Nil Limited

INSURANCE

£16

LOVELY LINCOLN & the Antiques Hunt!

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Bobby Dazzler

£142

The spacious rooms offer TV with satellite, seating area, a work desk and a private bathroom with toiletries and a hairdryer. The Lace Market area and Victoria Shopping Centre are just a few minutes’ walk away. The hotel has a lift.

DAYS

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visits to Lincoln and Nottingham 䡲 Excursion to the Newark Antique and Collectors Fair including entrance

Itinerary DAY 1 This morning we leave the local area and make our way to Nottingham to enjoy some free time exploring this fantastic city. This afternoon we continue on to our hotel, arriving in good time to settle in before tonight’s evening meal. DAY 2 Today we set off on a ‘bargain hunt’ to the Newark International Antiques and Collectors Fair, the largest event of its kind in Europe. Hosted on an enormous 84 acre site, with up to 4,000 stands that attract thousands of dealers from around the globe, the possibilities are endless! Antiques fairs can be big

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and small, but only one can hold the ‘Europe’s largest’ crown – and that’s Newark. DAY 3 No visit to this area would be complete without visiting Lincoln, we call at this charming city for a few hours free time before returning to the north east and your original joining points.

Our Hotel HHH Ramada Nottingham Situated in Nottingham city centre, this modern hotel features free Wi-Fi and air-conditioning. The bright and airy restaurant serves traditional cuisine.

DEPARTURE

4th June

PRICE

£142

SUPPLEMENT

Single £Nil Limited

INSURANCE

£16


LIVERPOOL & The Beatles Experience

Fab Four

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What’s included

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DAY 1 This morning we head for Liverpool and enjoy free time to explore this wonderful Victorian city, late afternoon we make our way to the hotel. DAY 2 After breakfast we transfer you to the Albert Dock, home to a dazzling collection of bars, cafes, restaurants, shops and other unique attractions. We also include tickets to The Beatles Story Museum, experience the most sensational story the pop world has ever known! DAY 3 Today enjoy a two hour ‘Magical Mystery’ tour, taking you round all the landmarks in the lives of the Fab Four including their homes, schools, birthplaces, Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields and many

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Free time in Liverpool 䡲 Entrance to The Beatles Story 䡲 Guided Magical Mystery Tour

other significant spots, we end the day at the famous Cavern Club site. We return to the north east this afternoon making comfort breaks en-route.

Our Hotel HHHH Crowne Plaza, Liverpool This 4 star hotel overlooks the river Mersey and is just a short walk from Liverpool city centre and less than a mile from Albert Dock. The Harbour Leisure Club houses the pool, a whirlpool, a sauna, steam room, beauty therapy suite and a state-of-the-art gym. The modern rooms have individual private bathrooms with a shower, bath and hairdryer. Also TV and tea/coffee making facilities are provided. The hotel has a lift.

DEPARTURE

27th July

PRICE

£169

SUPPLEMENT

Single £40

INSURANCE

£16

EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO

Spectacular

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DAY 1 We depart local pick-up points this morning and head for Scotland calling at the Jedburgh Woollen Mill for a comfort break. We then continue to the hotel, check in and relax before tonight’s evening meal. DAY 2 After breakfast we head for the cosmopolitan city of Glasgow, this former European City of Culture has also been voted the best shopping experience outside of London. Early this afternoon we return to the hotel allowing time to relax before an early dinner. After dinner we make our way to Edinburgh ready for the Royal Military Tattoo evening performance. With the amazing backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, you’ll enjoy fantastic music from the popular Massed Pipes

£199

Our Hotel

DAYS

Itinerary

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Itinerary

£169

and Drums as well as marvellous displays from the Massed Military bands. The Tattoo also showcases talent from across four continents from pipers and gymnasts to singers and dancers!! Following the performance we return to the hotel. DAY 3 Following a leisurely morning we make our way to Edinburgh. You will have time to explore the many attractions and enjoy a spot of lunch. We depart this afternoon and begin our journey to the north east with a comfort stop en-route.

HHH The Tinto House Hotel, Symington Set within 5 acres of landscaped grounds in the Scottish Borders, our hotel offers lovely home cooked food and amazing scenic views. The stylish restaurant serves a varied evening menu, featuring fresh local produce. The bar offers a range of light snacks and beverages, and hearty breakfasts are available daily. The bright and airy bedrooms each have a work desk, tea/coffee facilities and a TV with satellite channels. All rooms have a private modern bathroom, and many enjoy beautiful views of the picturesque countryside. The hotel offers ground floor rooms. £60 per person deposit for this holiday Please note: The Tattoo entrance includes some stairs and some inclines.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 2 nights dinner bed and breakfast 䡲 Visits to Gretna Green, Jedburgh, Glasgow and Edinburgh 䡲 Excursion to the Royal Military Tattoo including entrance

DEPARTURES

PRICE

SUPPLEMENT

INSURANCE

3rd August

£199

Single £Nil Limited

£16

8th August

£199

Single £Nil Limited

£16

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BATTLE OF THE PROMS AT DOWNTON ABBEY

Explosive

3

£199

lounge bar with Sky Sports and a Starbucks coffee shop. All rooms are en-suite and feature flat-screen HD TV’s, tea/coffee making facilities and telephone. The hotel does not have a lift but does offer ground floor rooms.

DAYS

THEMES

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 2 nights bed and breakfast, 1 dinner and 1 lunch 䡲 Visit to Oxford 䡲 Entrance to the Battle Proms at Highclere Castle including entrance

Itinerary DAY 1 Following our pick-ups this morning we journey south to our hotel making comfort breaks en-route. We will arrive in ample time to relax and freshen up before tonight’s evening meal. DAY 2 This morning we visit Oxford, the ‘City of Dreaming Spires’ is a remarkable city of culture and beauty, you may wish to stroll along the busy High Street with the mellow stonework, visit the stunning Christ Church College or the world famous Ashmolean Museum. We return to the hotel for lunch before making our way to the amazing Highclere Castle ready for the Battle Proms Summer Concert! Enjoy the cavalry and

airborne displays as the sun goes down before an evening of uplifting and inspiring celebration of soulstirring classical favourites, performed by the New English Concert Orchestra followed by live cannon fire and culminating with an amazing fireworks display, with the impressive 500 year old mansion as a backdrop. DAY 3 After a leisurely morning and breakfast we bid a fond farewell to our hotel and begin our return journey to the north east.

Our Hotel HHH Holiday Inn, High Wycombe Our hotel is ideally located and boasts a restaurant offering tempting dishes from around the world and a

DEPARTURE

2nd August

PRICE

£199

SUPPLEMENT

Single £30

INSURANCE

£16

BLACKPOOL ILLUMINATIONS

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Dazzling CENTRAL HOTEL

DAYS

£159

provides an excellent choice of evening meals and two relaxing and spacious lounges with a well stocked bar and nightly entertainment. All rooms are en-suite and are equipped with a flatscreen TV, hairdryers and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visit to Skipton 䡲 Free time in Blackpool

Itinerary DAY 1 Following local pick-ups we travel to Blackpool, with a comfort break en-route we arrive early afternoon. Enjoy the day and night in this lively seaside resort; don’t forget dinner is served in the hotel each evening. DAY 2 Full day at leisure to enjoy the UK’s ‘Vegas of the North’! With plenty to do you may like to head to the Pleasure Beach, hit the Golden Mile’s arcades and bars, take a romantic stroll along the promenade or explore the three piers, the choices are endless!

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This evening sample the local nightspots, relax in the hotel or take a tram through the Illuminations! DAY 3 After a leisurely morning we travel to the market town of Skipton for some lunch before continuing our journey home.

Our Hotel HHH Adelaide House Hotel, Blackpool A family run hotel located in a prime position opposite the Winter Gardens and Houndshill Shopping Centre and only minutes from the Tower. The hotels dining room

DEPARTURE

5th September

PRICE

£159

SUPPLEMENT

Single £15

INSURANCE

£16


STATELY HOMES, STYLE & SWING

Grand Weekend

3

£187

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Luxury coach travel 䡲 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visit to Burghley House and Knebworth including entrance 䡲 Visit to Cambridge 䡲 1 night live Rat Pack Tribute Show

Itinerary DAY 1 We depart the local area this morning and make our way to the magnificent Burghley House, one of the largest and grandest houses of the Elizabethan age. We continue on to the magnificent Theobolds Park Hotel allowing ample time to freshen up before dinner. DAY 2 Today we visit Knebworth, known for its music, literature and politics throughout its history. The romantic exterior of turrets, domes and gargoyles cannot prepare you for the treasures hidden inside this Tudor home. This evening enjoy the Rat Pack! Join Frank, Sammy and Dean as they roll back the

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acres of lush, scenic parkland. Guests can look forward to spacious and elegant accommodation. All bedrooms are en-suite with flat-screen TV, tea and coffee facilities, hairdryer, iron, telephone and complimentary toiletries. The hotel has a lift.

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years with a fantastic evening of live music and comedy, a tribute show never to be forgotten! DAY 3 This morning we make our way to Cambridge. The city is world famous for its academic associations and some of the best medieval buildings in England. A must see is the university’s King’s College chapel. We depart after lunch and make our way home arriving early evening.

Our Hotel HHHH De Vere Hotel, Theobolds Park Elegant and sophisticated, Theobalds Park Hotel is housed in a magnificent Georgian mansion set amidst 55

DEPARTURE

18th August

PRICE

£187

SUPPLEMENT

Single £30

INSURANCE

£16

MATLOCK BATH ILLUMINATIONS & Venetian Night

3

Lots To Do

£169

flat-screen Freeview TV, coffee and tea provisions, direct dial telephone and hairdryer.

DAYS

What’s included

Itinerary DAY 1 We leave the local area and travel to Doncaster for some free time. This afternoon we carry on to our hotel, relax and unpack before dinner. DAY 2 Following a leisurely breakfast we take a tour of the Peak District heading first to Buxton, with its beautiful Georgian crescent and ornamental gardens and then Bakewell, famous for its jam and almond tarts. Following an early dinner we head to Matlock Bath and the Venetian night in Derwent Gardens, experience the stunning illuminated models as they glide by and sail away into the darkness!

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䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visit to Doncaster market, Denby Pottery and Meadowhall Shopping Centre 䡲 Excursion to the Peak District visiting Buxton, Bakewell and Matlock Bath Illuminations

DAY 3 After breakfast we visit Denby Potteries Visitor Centre where you may grab a bargain! We then visit Meadowhall Shopping Centre for a spot of lunch and shopping before we head home.

Our Hotel HHH Holiday Inn Express Rotherham Our newly refurbished Holiday Inn boasts free Wi-Fi, a fully stocked bar and grill serving a selection of meals and a lounge bar with floor-to-ceiling windows, offering wonderful views. Each modern air-conditioned room is en-suite with

DEPARTURE

14th October

PRICE

£169

SUPPLEMENT

Single £20

INSURANCE

£16

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THE LEGOLAND EXPERIENCE

3

Family Fun From

£159

equipped fitness centre. All of the spacious en-suite, air-conditioned rooms have internet access, work desk, minibar, telephone, tea/coffee facilities and TV with on-demand movies. The hotel has a lift.

DAYS

THEMES

What’s included

Itinerary DAY 1 This morning once aboard we begin our journey south, with comfort breaks en-route we arrive at our hotel in ample time to check-in and relax before dinner this evening. DAY 2 Following breakfast we make our way to the amazing Legoland, this theme park is perfect for the whole family. Set in 150 acres of parkland and featuring nearly 55 million LEGO bricks, you can learn to drive, pilot your own Lego boats, enjoy the many rides, hunt for treasure and marvel at the many Lego statues – the list is endless at this excellent attraction. Late this afternoon we return to the hotel for dinner –

but don’t worry we return tomorrow. DAY 3 After breakfast we return to Legoland and continue yesterday’s fun! Mid-afternoon we rejoin our coach and begin the journey home, arriving back to the north east late evening.

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© LEGOLAND

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visit to Legoland with 2 day pass

DEPARTURE

29th August

Our Hotel

ADULT

£225

HHHH Crown Plaza, Heathrow Located just a 15 minute drive from Legoland, the hotel enjoys a restaurant, Starbucks coffee shop, and Orwell’s Bar offering a range of light snacks and cocktails. The hotel also offers leisure facilities with an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, hot tub and fully

CHILD*

£159

SUPPLEMENT

Single £41

INSURANCE

£16

* Price based on sharing with two adults (child age 311 years)

COME DANCING IN THE COTSWOLDS

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£279

continuing home. We arrive back in to the local area late afternoon.

DAYS

Our Hotel HHHH De Vere Hotel Staverton Park, Daventry Located in the heart of England and set in beautiful grounds, our hotel features a modern leisure club and an open theatre kitchen restaurant. The leisure club boasts a whirlpool, sauna and steam room or try indulgent treatments in the beauty spa. All bedrooms have en-suite facilities, TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee trays. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included Itinerary DAY 1 We depart for Stratford-upon-Avon this morning, the famous birth place of William Shakespeare. Enjoy the afternoon to explore and meander around this wonderful atmospheric town before continuing to our hotel. After dinner this evening we are joined by professional dancers to give demonstrations and teach you new steps before you have the chance to show them your own moves on the dance floor! DAYS 2-3 Enjoy a day visiting Blenheim Palace, a unique example of English Baroque architecture, view the delicate carvings, hand painted ceilings and

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the amazing porcelain collections. This evening our professionals give an exquisite demonstration and lesson in Ballroom dancing, you’ll then have the opportunity to join them and waltz the night away! Today we head out on a tour of the Cotswolds, sit back and admire the beautiful scenery and visits to Stow-onthe-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water, a village cut in two by the river and crossed by five stone bridges. Our final night’s entertainment is spiced up with lessons and demonstrations in Latin dance! Enjoy an evening sizzling to the salsa with the sultry sound of Latin music... DAY 4 This morning we bid farewell to our hotel, en-route we make a lunch stop at Chesterfield before

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visits to Stratford-upon-Avon and Chesterfield 䡲 Excursion to Blenheim Palace including entrance 䡲 Cotswolds tour visiting Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water 䡲 Professional dance instruction and demonstrations each evening followed by dancing at leisure

DEPARTURE

30th May

PRICE

£279

SUPPLEMENT

Single £30

INSURANCE

£18


MYSTERY WEEKEND BREAK

Surprise At

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£149

Our Hotel Good standard minimum HHH hotel All hotels used for our Mystery weekends are a minimum 3 star standard. They offer a restaurant and bar and a lift or ground floor rooms. All rooms will offer en-suite bathrooms, tea/coffee making facilities, remote control colour TV and direct dial telephone. Some of our Mystery hotels also offer full leisure facilities, so don’t forget to pack your swimsuit, just in case!

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coach and head for ? before we visit ?, returning back to the hotel for dinner. DAY 4 This morning we depart the hotel and visit ? before we move onto ? and then return home this evening.

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What’s included Gardiners NMC famous Mystery tours, enjoy a 4 day break with a twist as we take you away for the weekend.... Our great value Mystery tours still offer 3 star + rated hotels, interesting excursions and sensational value for money, the only thing is you don’t know where you are going to end up!!!!!!

Itinerary DAY 1 After local pick-up points this morning we travel to ? and then we visit ? before we stay at the ? hotel, evening meal served at the ? hotel. DAYS 2-3 Each morning after breakfast we join the

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Minimum 3 star hotel 䡲 All rooms en-suite 䡲 Visits to mystery locations

DEPARTURES

PRICE

SUPPLEMENT

INSURANCE

18th April

£149

Single £45

£18

10th October

£149

Single £45

£18

CHARMING CHESHIRE – Especially for Solo Travellers

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Delightful

£255

a traditional oak-beamed pub, serves a wide range of drinks. The hotel has a lift. All rooms are en-suite with flat-screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone, trouser press and hairdryer.

DAYS

What’s included

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䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visits to Oswaldtwistle Mills, Chester, Liverpool and Southport

Itinerary DAY 1 Following local pick-ups we make our way to Oswaldtwistle Mills Shopping Village, a shopper’s paradise! Housed in five former weaving sheds, the complex has over 80 retail outlets selling just about everything! We arrive at the hotel this afternoon in time to settle in before tonight’s evening meal. DAYS 2-3 Discover Liverpool a diverse, energetic and exciting city that offers more Georgian architecture than any other city in the UK! Sample its spectacular shopping, historic sightseeing and its many exciting attractions including the Albert Dock and Tate Liverpool.

After breakfast visit the Victorian resort of Southport, the resort offers lush gardens, a pier, the old-fashioned penny slot machines and the Southport Belle, a Mississippi style paddle steamer. DAY 4 This morning we make our way to Salford Quays, the modern dockland offers culture and shopping in one location. This afternoon we travel back to your original joining points, arriving back early evening.

Our Hotel HHH The Hillcrest Hotel, Widnes Our modern hotel is located in a rural setting in the heart of Cheshire. The hotel has a friendly atmosphere, Cu restaurant serves modern cuisine and Nelsons bar,

DEPARTURE

26th September

PRICE

£255

SUPPLEMENT

Single £Nil

INSURANCE

£18

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DISNEYLAND PARIS SCHOOL HOLIDAY ESCAPE

Magical From

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DAYS

THEMES

April/November – Cheyenne Hotel, Disneyland Paris Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne is 15 minutes walk from the Theme Parks and Disney Village, free shuttle buses operate frequently. The hotels western styling runs right through to the bedrooms which have bath and shower, colour TV. Most rooms have a double bed and a set of bunk beds. August – Good standard HHH Hotel Our hotel will be minimum 3 star standard and offer a restaurant, bar and a lift or ground floor rooms. All rooms will offer en-suite bathrooms, TV and telephone.

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Includes 2 Day Hopper Pass

Itinerary DAY 1 We depart early morning and journey south making comfort stops en-route. This afternoon we cross the channel and continue our journey to Disneyland Paris, arriving early evening. DAYS 2-3 Enjoy the next two days at the wonderful Disneyland Paris, with your included Hopper passes you have the opportunity to explore both Disney and Disney Studios at your leisure experiencing all the delights on offer. Whether you are looking to enjoy the parades and attractions for the little ones or the adrenalin-fuelled rides for the thrill seekers, there is a

£149

What’s included

fun day to be had here for everyone! DAY 4 This morning we retrace our steps back the UK and home. With regular comfort stops en-route we arrive back to the north east of England late evening.

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 3 nights bed and breakfast 䡲 All rooms en-suite 䡲 2 days in Disneyland Paris including Hopper Passes and transfers

DEPARTURES

ADULT

CHILD*

SUPPLEMENT

INSURANCE

18th April (on-site)

£399 pp

£199 pp

Single N/A

£28

7th August

£289 pp

£189 pp

Single £95

£28

14th November (on site)

£299 pp

£149 pp

Single £119

£28

* Price based on sharing with two adults (child age 3-11 years)

THE LINCOLNSHIRE FENS & The Dambusters

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Respectful

£219

involvement in the Battle of Britain! Following our visit here we return to the north east.

DAYS

Our Hotel

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HHH Old Barne, Marston The Old Barne is Lincolnshire’s Hotel of the Year. This idyllic retreat is set in the beautiful countryside and stylishly combines old with new. The hotel boasts a warm welcome, comfortable bar and delicious home cooked meals. Enjoy full use of the leisure facilities. All rooms feature en-suite bathrooms, telephones, remote control television, hairdryers, tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.

Itinerary DAY 1 This morning we head to Lincolnshire, with comfort stops en-route we arrive at our hotel in time to settle in and relax before dinner. DAYS 2-3 Today we journey through the beautiful Fens area and visit the fantastic Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre. Following our visit here we carry on to Woodhall Spa to see the Dambusters Memorial before ending the afternoon at the Dambusters Inn in Scampton, here you will experience a warm and friendly welcome and view the impressive collection of RAF WWII memorabilia, the perfect place to relax and marvel in the history of the legendary Dambusters and be regaled with some old stories.

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What’s included We also visit The Imperial War Museum in Duxford, Europe’s premier aviation museum. Located in the beautifully preserved Battle of Britain airfield, this award-winning museum is home to a unique collection of aircraft, including the iconic Concorde and Spitfire. Wander amongst two hundred aircraft to discover the science and engineering behind the machines that changed our world forever. DAY 4 Following breakfast this morning we make our way to RAF Digby for a guided tour by RAF crew of the Lima Sector Operations room, the only one of its kind left in existence and recently restored from artefacts found on site (and ‘borrowed’ from other bases!). Our guide takes through all of the rooms and tells stories of Digby’s

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Lincolnshire Fens Tour calling at Spalding, Scampton and the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Museum 䡲 Excursion to the Imperial War Museum 䡲 Visit to RAF Digby with guided tour of the Sector Operations Museum

DEPARTURE

17th October

PRICE

£219

SUPPLEMENT

Single £36

INSURANCE

£18


REMEMBRANCE WEEKEND IN LONDON

Pay Tribute

4

£259

Our Hotel

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HHHH The Hilton London Olympia Ideally located in London’s fashionable Kensington High Street, it provides easy access to central London. The open-plan Society Restaurant is fresh and modern and serves a menu of British cuisine. Guests can relax with a drink or small plates in the trendy Society Bar, whilst there is also an on-site coffee shop and fitness centre. The modern rooms feature stylish bathrooms with granite surfaces and include a TV with satellite channels, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.

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begin our journey back to the north east arriving home mid-evening.

DAYS

What’s included

Itinerary DAY 1 This morning we travel to London and our Hilton Hotel, after checking in the evening is at leisure to explore the surrounding area, upmarket Kensington offers an array of shops and restaurants. DAY 2 Following breakfast join our familiarisation tour of London taking in all of the major sights such as the Tower of London, Westminster, Downing Street, London Eye, Tower Bridge and St. Pauls Cathedral to name but a few. This afternoon enjoy

free time to explore the West End, your coach will transfer you to the hotel this afternoon. DAY 3 This morning is Remembrance Sunday, after breakfast your coach will transfer you to Whitehall where you can pay your respects and remember our fallen heroes, admire the parades and activities. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure. DAY 4 After breakfast we visit Covent Garden, enjoy some last minute shopping or watch the street performers all aiming to entertain you! After lunch we

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 3 nights bed and breakfast 䡲 Half day sightseeing tour 䡲 Free time in the West End and Covent Garden 䡲 Visit to Whitehall for Remembrance Sunday DEPARTURE

7th November

PRICE

£259

SUPPLEMENT

Single £144

INSURANCE

£18

4H WINTER WARMER MYSTERY

Bargain Deals

5

£149

facilities. The hotel will have a lift or offer ground floor rooms. All rooms enjoy en-suite bathrooms, tea/coffee making facilities, TV and telephone.

DAYS

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 All rooms en-suite 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 £1 Bar (Pint or Wine) 7pm-9pm 䡲 2 nights entertainment 䡲 4 star hotel with leisure facilities 䡲 Visits to mystery locations

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Our Hotel

DAY 1 This morning we journey to ??????????????, here you can enjoy some free time to enjoy your lunch. This afternoon we continue onto ??????????? and our hotel, relax and settle in before tonight’s evening meal. DAY 2-4 Over the next three days you can enjoy included excursions highlighting the local area, each evening enjoy your dinner at the ?????????? hotel. DAY 5 We depart our hotel this morning following breakfast and make our way to ???????????????. Later this afternoon we begin our journey home, arriving late afternoon/early evening.

Good standard HHHH hotel Our Winter Warmer Mystery Hotel boasts a superb location for visiting .......... and ........ plus a few other places. The hotel offers a restaurant, bar and full leisure DEPARTURES

PRICE

SUPPLEMENT

INSURANCE

20th January

£149

Single £Nil Limited

£21

24th February

£159

Single £Nil Limited

£21

24th March

£169

Single £Nil Limited

£21

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GARDINERS GARDENERS

SOUTHPORT FLOWER SHOW

3 DAYS

Itinerary DAY 1 This morning we make our way to Southport, enjoy this afternoon exploring the classic Victorian gardens, Southport pier, the old-fashioned penny slot machines or take a ride on the Southport Belle, a Mississippi style paddle steamer. DAY 2 Today enjoy the highlight of the weekend, with

no queuing in traffic you can stroll to the Southport Flower Show. Now in its 83rd year the show is renowned as one of the most diverse, entertaining and authentic flower shows in the UK. Visit the Grand Floral Marquee, meander round the show gardens and water features, meet designers, experts and celebrities. DAY 3 After breakfast we visit Liverpool. Take a stroll around the Albert Dock complex with its cafes and shops amongst other unique attractions. Alternatively you may like to head into the centre for shopping, sightseeing and the large selection of museums and galleries. Mid-afternoon we depart for home arriving back in to the local area mid evening.

Our Hotel HHH Prince of Wales Hotel, Southport Centrally located this beautiful hotel highlights the area’s

Summertime Fun

Victorian heritage, the elegant building combines stylish character with modern luxury. All rooms are en-suite with tea/coffee making facilities, trouser press, hairdryer, colour TV and telephone. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visit to Southport Flower Show including entrance 䡲 Free time in Liverpool 䡲 Free time in Southport DEPARTURE

15th August

PRICE

£179

SUPPLEMENT

Single £Nil Limited

INSURANCE

£16

CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW

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DAYS

Itinerary DAY 1 This morning we depart local pick-up points and travel south, comfort stops en-route we arrive at our hotel this afternoon. DAY 2 Today we head for Chelsea Flower Show (entrance included). 11 acres of the Royal Hospital grounds will be transformed into a horticultural paradise making up the world’s most famous flower show. New plants are launched at the show and popular older varieties are revived before

Blooming Good the eyes. Don’t forget to listen for the 4pm ‘Sell off’ bell and the opportunity to take home a sample of this amazing event. DAY 3 Today we visit the City of Dreaming Spires, Oxford is famous the world over as the home to the oldest University in the English speaking world. For over 800 years it has been home to royalty, scholars, poets, Nobel Prize winners and the last 11 Prime Ministers! We have a full day to enjoy all the city has to offer........there is an array of things to see and do! We return to the hotel late afternoon arriving in plenty of time to freshen up before your evening meal. DAY 4 This morning we depart the hotel and re-trace our steps back to the north east calling off en-route for a short visit and comfort stop.

Our Hotel HHHH Millennium Majedski, Reading Millennium Madejski 4 star deluxe hotel, forming part of the prestigious Madejski Stadium complex. The bedrooms use

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an experience not to be missed. DAY 3 This morning our excursion takes us to the World Heritage site of Kew Gardens, set in 300 acres with six magnificent glasshouses housing a collection of plants from all over the world. One of Kew’s highlights is the Rhizotron and Xstrata Treetop Walkway which takes you on a journey from tree roots to tree tops. DAY 4 This morning enjoy free time in Windsor, meander around the cobbled streets, enjoy the sights or visit the world famous Windsor Castle (payable locally). After lunch we retrace our steps back to the north east.

Itinerary DAY 1 We journey south this morning arriving at the hotel late afternoon. DAY 2 Today we visit the magnificent Hampton Court Palace, a sumptuous backdrop for the world’s largest annual flower show, packed with ideas, spectacular show gardens and horticultural exhibitors,

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Transfers and entrance into the Chelsea Flower Show 䡲 Visit to Oxford DEPARTURE

23rd May

PRICE

£279

SUPPLEMENT

Single £45

INSURANCE

£18

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Floral Treat

£259

In-room amenities include air-conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, mini bar, radio, tea and coffee making facilities, trouser press, iron and ironing board, hairdryer and safe. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Transfers to Hampton Court Palace Flower Show and Kew Gardens including entrance 䡲 Visit to Windsor

Our Hotel HHHH Millennium Madejski, Reading Millennium Madejski 4 star deluxe hotel, forming part of the prestigious Madejski Stadium complex. The bedrooms use natural materials to provide an atmosphere of relaxation, simplicity and space.

£279

natural materials to provide an atmosphere of relaxation, simplicity and space. In-room amenities include airconditioning, satellite TV, telephone, mini bar, radio, tea and coffee making facilities, trouser press, iron and ironing board, hairdryer and safe. The hotel has a lift.

HAMPTON COURT PALACE FLOWER SHOW & Kew Gardens DAYS

£179

DEPARTURE

11th July

PRICE

£259

SUPPLEMENT

Single £45

INSURANCE

£18


Flower Power

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and solarium, a fantastic restaurant, great pub, welcoming cafe and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. All of the stylishly appointed air-conditioned bedrooms are equipped with modern bathrooms, flat-screen TV, Sealy beds, hospitality tray and hairdryer. The hotel has a lift.

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What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visits to Renishaw Hall Gardens, Tatton Park Flower Show, Arley Hall and Gardens and Mount Pleasant Gardens (all entrance fees included)

DAY 1 We depart this morning for the wonderful Renishaw Hall Gardens, home to the Sitwell family for nearly 400 years, celebrated for its fabulous Italianate gardens and host of exotic plants. DAY 2 Today’s undoubted highlight is our visit to the Tatton Park Flower Show. With its friendly, relaxed atmosphere and superb setting, this immensely popular show is full of attractions and is a truly unique day out for all garden lovers. DAY 3 This morning we take a tour or Cheshire’s very best gardens, calling at Arley Hall and Gardens,

recently voted in the top 10 of Britain’s award winning gardens, we continue on to Mount Pleasant Gardens, created in just 14 years but now extending to over ten acres! DAY 4 After breakfast we begin our journey home, we will make comfort stops en-route and arrive back in the north east later this afternoon.

Our Hotel HHH De Vere Village, Warrington Our hotel is ideally located and boasts a state of the art health and fitness club with swimming pool, spa, sauna

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DEPARTURE

25th July

PRICE

£229

SUPPLEMENT

Single £45

INSURANCE

£18

BEAUTIFUL DUTCH BULB FIELDS & Mini Cruise Experience

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TATTON PARK FLOWER SHOW

Spring Deal

£289

north east, comfort stop en-route arriving back in to the local area late morning.

DAYS

Our Hotel

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HHH Tulip Inn, Bodegraven Set on a polder in the green heart of the Netherlands, Tulip Inn Bodegraven boasts a restaurant offering an a la carte and buffet menu plus a comfortable lounge bar. The hotel also offers on site bicycle rental to explore the surrounding area in a traditional way. The recently renovated rooms are all en-suite with cable TV and free Wi-Fi. The hotel has a lift.

Itinerary DAY 1 We depart local pick-up points late morning and travel to Hull arriving in plenty of time to check in for our overnight crossing to Rotterdam. Once you’ve settled in to your en-suite cabin you have the evening to enjoy the many onboard facilities. DAY 2 This morning we re-join our coach and make the short journey to the Dutch Bulb Field region and Keukenhof Gardens, known as the Garden of Europe and the world’s largest flower garden. With entrance included you have the unique opportunity to explore and discover some of the most amazing floral displays ever! DAY 3 Following breakfast we make our way to Amsterdam where you will have free time to take a

What’s included canal cruise, visit the Reichs Museum, Ann Franks House, the Heineken Brewery or just soak up the atmosphere of this amazing cultural city. This afternoon we head north of the city to the authentic and quaint fishing village of Volendam. This stunning village’s residents, dressed in authentic Dutch attire offer a warm welcome to all, we also call in at a traditional cheese and clog factory, which offers displays of clog making. DAY 4 After a leisurely morning we visit the city of Delft, famous for producing blue earthenware since the 17th century but Delft has so much more to offer. This afternoon we make our way back to the port for our return crossing to Hull. DAY 5 Arriving in the UK this morning we head for the

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 2 nights onboard P&O North Sea Ferry with en-suite cabin 䡲 2 nights bed and breakfast 䡲 Entrance into Keukenhof Gardens 䡲 Visits to Amsterdam, Volendam and Delft 䡲 Optional cruise meal package £55pp 䡲 Outside cabin upgrade £35pp

DEPARTURE

24th April

PRICE

£289

SUPPLEMENT

Single £79

INSURANCE

£29

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THE GRAND NATIONAL

Fantastic Bet

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Stylish and modern hotel offering bar, restaurant and fitness facilities. Rooms provide a welcomed retreat with quality amenities, including air-conditioning, coffee and tea, telephone, TV and en-suite bathrooms. The hotel has a lift.

DAYS

RACING

What’s included

Itinerary DAY 1 Following local pick-ups this morning we travel to Aintree racecourse with a comfort stop en-route. We arrive at the racecourse (entry in to the Steeplechase Enclosure included) in good time to enjoy the atmosphere and get in place ready for the first race. The highlight of today is the John Smith’s Grand National.

DAY 2 After breakfast we head to Liverpool and the Albert Dock. You can visit attractions such as the Beatles Story, Tate Liverpool or the Maritime Museum. We depart Liverpool after lunch and make the return journey to the north east.

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 1 night dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Steeplechase Enclosure ticket to the Grand National DEPARTURE

5th April

PRICE

£105

SUPPLEMENT

Single £Nil Limited

Our Hotel

INSURANCE

£13

HHH Park Inn by Radisson, Leigh

UPGRADE TO TATTERSTALLS

£35

THE CHELTENHAM GOLD CUP

3 DAYS

entrance is included and you have the full day to enjoy what is undoubtedly the pinnacle of the festival. “The Gold Cup” is one of the most famous races in the world, and the one which every owner, trainer and jockey dreams of winning. We return to the hotel following the last race. DAY 3 This morning after breakfast we begin our journey home and will call at the market town of Chesterfield for a lunch break before continuing our journey.

Itinerary DAY 1 This morning we make our way to Cheltenham Race Course to enjoy our first day’s racing where ‘Best Mate’ enclosure tickets are included for Cheltenham’s St. Patricks Day Celebrations! Following the last race we continue on to our hotel. DAY 2 After breakfast we return to Cheltenham,

Our Hotel Jurys Inn, Swindon Jurys Inn offers an ideal location to explore all that Swindon has to offer from the courtyards of Old Town to the city centre retail and leisure quarter. The modern styled hotel offers a restaurant, bar and coffee shop. All rooms enjoy a spacious bathroom, air-conditioning,

Winner At

3 DAYS

and entered in to a prize draw! After the last race we check-in to the hotel before this evening’s meal. DAY 2 Enjoy a morning at leisure in the hotel. Late morning we travel to Ayr Racecourse in good time to soak up the atmosphere before the first race, with a Grandstand ticket enjoy the excitement of the Scottish Gold Cup. Following this afternoon’s final race we return to the hotel and enjoy an evening meal, after which you may like to head in to Glasgow to celebrate your winnings! DAY 3 After breakfast we make our way to Carlisle, after lunch we continue back to your original joining points.

Itinerary DAY 1 This morning we travel to Ayr Racecourse for Ladies Day, with included entrance enjoy an afternoon of racing, plus some lucky ladies can win top prizes as the “best dressed” are awarded Bronze Coins

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Our Hotel HHHH Menzies Hotel, Irvine Our hotel offers relaxing, spacious and comfortable lounges, a superb restaurant and friendly staff. All rooms

£199

multi-channel flat-screen TV, tea and coffee refreshments, high speed internet access and hair drying facilities. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 2 day entrance to Cheltenham Racecourse including Best Mate tickets 䡲 Visit to Chesterfield DEPARTURE

13th March

PRICE

£199

SUPPLEMENT

Single £39

INSURANCE

£16

UPGRADE TO TATTERSTALLS

£30

SCOTTISH GOLD CUP & LADIES DAY

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Best Dressed

£195

offer en-suite bathrooms, TV, telephone and tea/coffee facilities. The hotel does not have a lift. Ground floor rooms are available on request.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Entrance to Ayr Racecourse for Ladies Day and Gold Cup Day 䡲 Visit to Carlisle DEPARTURE

18th September

PRICE

£195

SUPPLEMENT

Single £30

INSURANCE

£16

CLUB UPGRADE

£35


THE FORMULA 1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX

Adult

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£339 Child £259

Our Hotel

DAYS

RACING

HHHH Mercure Hotel, Leicester The Mercure Leicester is set in the heart of Leicester’s bustling city centre with trendy bars, excellent restaurants and great shopping on your doorstep. All rooms have a flat-screen TV with on-demand movies, tea/coffee facilities and a luxurious bathroom with complimentary toiletries. The hotel has a lift.

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䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 All rooms en-suite 䡲 General admission ticket for all 3 days racing 䡲 Upgraded tickets available

Itinerary DAY 1 We depart early this morning and travel to Silverstone making comfort breaks en-route. Nothing beats the atmosphere when the British Grand Prix comes home to Silverstone, especially when a British driver takes to the racing circuit. Today experience the action of final practice before continuing onto our hotel in time for dinner. DAY 2 Following breakfast we return to the circuit. Today you have the opportunity to enjoy all the action as the drivers fight for pole position in the qualifying sessions.

DAY 3 – RACE DAY We return to Silverstone following breakfast as today is race day! After a morning of additional racing events and a Red Arrows air display, the weekend’s highlight begins in the early afternoon. Feel the tension as the cars line up on the grid ready for the 2014 British Grand Prix, you’ll soon find that very few sporting events live up to the high intensity, glitz, glamour and adrenalin-fuelled drama of the British Grand Prix. The drivers’ and constructors’ trophy presentation rounds off the day’s drama before we leave Silverstone and begin our return journey home. Deposit for this holiday £150 non-refundable

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DEPARTURE

4th July

ADULT

£339

CHILD*

£259

SUPPLEMENT

Single £40

INSURANCE

£16

* Price based on sharing with two adults (child age 3-11 years)

THE BRITISH MOTO GRAND PRIX AT SILVERSTONE

Adult

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£249 Child £209

place ready for the main event. From your chosen seat enjoy the 2014 British Moto GP with all the thrills of being track side! Following the race and presentation we begin our journey home arriving late evening. Deposit for this holiday £75 non-refundable

DAYS

Our Hotel

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HHHH Mercure Hotel, Leicester The Mercure Leicester is set in the heart of Leicester’s bustling city centre with trendy bars, excellent restaurants and great shopping on your doorstep. All rooms have a flat-screen TV with on-demand movies, tea/coffee facilities and a luxurious bathroom with complimentary toiletries. The hotel has a lift.

Itinerary DAY 1 Following an early departure this morning we travel to Silverstone. Nothing beats the atmosphere when the Moto GP comes to Silverstone, especially when a British rider takes to the circuit. Whether you’re a first timer or a seasoned racing veteran, the experience of the GP is quite literally breathtaking as this event is the pinnacle of two-wheeled motorsport, with world famous riders including Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo and Britain’s very own Cal Crutchlow. The 2014 Moto GP weekend also includes Moto2 and Moto3 events, ensuring a full schedule of high-speed bike action. This afternoon you can experience the action of final practice before continuing onto our hotel in time for dinner.

DAY 2 This morning we return to the circuit. Today you have the opportunity to enjoy all the action as the riders fight for pole position in the qualifying sessions. DAY 3 – RACE DAY After a good night’s rest we return to Silverstone in plenty of time to soak up the atmosphere, enjoy the pre-race entertainment and get in

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 3 day entrance to the Moto GP including return transfers to and from the hotel

DEPARTURE

ADULT

*CHILD

SUPPLEMENT

INSURANCE

29th August

£249

£209

Single £40

£16

OPTIONAL UPGRADES

ADULT

*CHILD

Upgrade to reserved seating

£25

£16

Upgrade to Premium

£40

£75

* Price based on sharing with two adults (child age 3-11 years)

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THE ULTIMATE SCOTLAND EXPERIENCE EXTRA SPECIAL

4 DAYS

Itinerary DAY 1 This morning sit back, relax and enjoy the complimentary refreshments served on board as we make our way to Scotland and the Palace in the Highlands. On arrival at the hotel your luggage will be taken to your room while you familiarise yourself with this wonderful hotel. DAYS 2-3 We are joined by our Scottish Blue Badge Guide this morning, his wealth of knowledge and experience will ensure you witness some of the truly remarkable views and sights like Queens View, Tummel Bridge, Kenmore, Killin, Lochearnhead, Crieff and Amurlee. We end our day at the Glen Turret Distillery home of ‘The Famous Grouse’, with an included tour of the distillery you will also be presented with a personalised bottle of Whisky. Today we visit Glamis Castle, set against the magnificent backdrop of the Grampian mountains! Glamis is a living, breathing monument to Scottish heritage and the childhood home of the late Queen

Mother. Once inside, every room has its own story and legendary tales, secrets are brought to life by the enthusiastic and knowledgeable tour guides. Following our visit, we have arranged for a delicious afternoon tea set in the most elegant surroundings! Our final evening hosts a traditional Scottish evening, a piper will ‘Pipe’ you into the restaurant and then address the Haggis! Following a traditional Scottish Fayre, enjoy a Scottish dancing display to round the evening off! DAY 4 We depart the highlands this morning and make our way to Edinburgh’s Palace of Holyroodhouse, official residence of The Queen whilst visiting Scotland. Following your tour, enjoy a little free time in Edinburgh before we continue home arriving early evening.

Our Hotel HHHH Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry The epitome of Scottish splendour, our hotel imposingly overlooks wooded parkland and boasts spectacular

Excellence

gardens. The hotel features: a swimming pool, hot tub, sauna and steam room, fully-equipped gym, 9-hole pitch and putt course, putting green, tennis courts and snooker. The Verandah Restaurant is famed for its stunning views over the Tummel Valley. Following dinner enjoy a relaxing drink by the open fire in Stagshead Bar! Every bedroom is furnished to the highest standards with more than just the comforts of home, offering private bathroom, telephone, tea and coffee making, hairdryer, trouser press and colour TV. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 2 crew onboard the coach 䡲 Complementary hot and cold drinks onboard the coach 䡲 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Porterage 䡲 Blue Badge Guided Highland Tour 䡲 Tour of Glamis Castle 䡲 Visit to the Famous Grouse Experience including a personal bottle of whisky 䡲 Afternoon tea 䡲 Visit to the Palace of Holyroodhouse

DEPARTURE

28th April

PRICE

£379

SUPPLEMENT

Single £55

INSURANCE

£18

THE ULTIMATE LONDON EXPERIENCE

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£599

HHHH Waldorf Hilton Hotel, London The Waldorf Hilton is an iconic hotel, located in London’s West End in the Theatreland district. Make the most of this west end hotel’s commitment to culinary excellence. Rejuvenate following your day with a visit to the leisure facilities which offer a heated indoor pool, cardiovascular equipment and a steam room. Each of the spacious rooms are designed with comfort and convenience in mind, they are stylish and contemporary, all en-suite and feature a plasma TV, telephone, hairdryer and refreshment facilities. The hotel has a lift.

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DAY 1 Following local pick-up points this morning your crew will serve you included refreshments on your journey to London. This afternoon we check in to the world famous Waldorf Hilton, enjoy a 3 course dinner at the hotel this evening. DAYS 2-3 Your crew will take you on a sightseeing tour of the capital this morning taking in the major attractions and allowing plenty of camera stops. This afternoon enjoy a few hours at the shopping capital of London “Oxford Street”, before making our way for ‘Afternoon Tea’ in the elegant Georgian restaurant within Harrods, sit back and relax whilst a pianist plays background music. Following our taste of

Exciting

Our Hotel

DAYS

Itinerary

£379

the high life we return to the hotel to freshen up and relax before dinner. This morning we make our way to one of London’s newest and finest landmarks The Shard, we enter the iconic building and board the high speed elevator too admire the view over the capital. Following our visit we board a river cruise for our visit to the Tower of London, this fortress has served as a royal palace, a prison, an armoury and even a zoo, it has seen gunpowder plotter Guy Fawkes tortured and no fewer than three queens of England be-headed! DAY 4 Following a leisurely breakfast spend the morning relaxing at Covent Garden, after lunch we rejoin our coach and make the return journey to the north east.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 2 crew onboard the coach 䡲 Complementary hot and cold drinks onboard the coach 䡲 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at the 4 star Waldorf Hilton Hotel 䡲 Guided tour of London 䡲 Visit to the Shard 䡲 Afternoon tea at Harrods 䡲 Scenic river cruise 䡲 Visit to the Tower of London 䡲 Free time in Covent Garden DEPARTURE

7th March

PRICE

£599

SUPPLEMENT

Single £109

INSURANCE

£18


THE ULTIMATE BATH & BRISTOL EXPERIENCE

Ultra Special

customer service and boasts a restaurant with an AA Rosette, a bar offering a range of fine wines, open fires and a spacious terrace. The hotel also offers a modern spa with indoor swimming pool and a fitness centre. The elegant bedrooms are bright, airy and designed with plenty of space to help you relax and unwind. They all feature air-conditioning, ground coffee with fresh milk, satellite TV and a luxury bathroom with fluffy robes and designer toiletries. The hotel has a lift.

DAYS

Itinerary DAY 1 We complete our pickups this morning, then with complimentary refreshments provided throughout by your coach crew we make our way to the hotel calling off en-route for your included light lunch. DAYS 2-3 This morning we join a Blue Badge guide and discover Bath. We visit Bath’s newest attraction “No 1 Royal Crescent” first built in the famous Crescent and recently restored it demonstrates what life was like for the wealthy and their servants in 18th century. We also visit the famous Roman baths with included entrance and a personal guide to show us the water source, steaming pool, extensive ruins and treasures from the spring which are beautifully preserved and presented using the best of modern interpretation. This special day is rounded off with Champagne afternoon Tea at the exclusive Pump

Room Restaurant!! Today we visit Bristol boasting a thousand year history of fascinating industrial and maritime heritage, our Blue Badge guide shows us the sights and places of interest. Discover some of Brunel’s work including the iron-hulled ocean liner, the SS Great Britain – we receive a private guided tour of the steam ship which since refurbishment is now ‘ship shape and Bristol fashion’. We end our day with a cruise on the River Avon with a delicious afternoon tea on-board! DAY 4 Following breakfast we start our journey home calling off en-route for an included light lunch. We will arrive back at your original joining points late this afternoon.

Our Hotel HHHH Aztec Hotel & Spa, Bristol The stylish 4 star hotel prides itself in high levels of

What’s included 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Light lunch on outbound and inbound journey 䡲 Blue Badge guided tours of Bath and Bristol 䡲 Visit to No.1 Royal Crescent 䡲 Tour of the Roman Baths 䡲 Afternoon champagne tea in the Pump Rooms Restaurant 䡲 Guided tour of SS Great Britain 䡲 River cruise with afternoon tea

DEPARTURE

12th September

PRICE

£375

SUPPLEMENT

Single £60

INSURANCE

£18

THE ULTIMATE WALES EXPERIENCE

5 DAYS

Itinerary DAY 1 This morning sit back and relax as your crew provide complimentary drinks onboard. Following your included light lunch we continue to the hotel arriving in time to relax before dinner this evening. DAYS 2-4 Today we visit Cardiff Castle and enjoy a guided tour, of this wonderful Castle. Explore the grounds, battlements, wartime tunnels, Norman Keep and spectacular Victorian apartments. Each breathtaking room is rich with murals, stained glass, gilding and superb craftsmanship, created by ‘eccentric genius’ architect William Burges in the 19th century. This afternoon we visit the Mayor of Cardiff's residence, following an introduction and a tour of the Cardiff Mansion we head to the welsh room for afternoon tea! Enjoy some free time to discover Cardiff at your own pace before returning to the hotel

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in time to freshen up before dinner. Enjoy a leisurely morning at the hotel, after your included lunch we visit National Botanic Gardens of Wales. Covering more than 500 acres this superb site is a real hit whatever the time of year, explore of the wealth of attractions, including the award winning and largest single span Great Glasshouse. We return to the hotel in good time to freshen up before dinner. Following breakfast we are joined by a Blue Badge Guide for a tour of the Gower Peninsular, Britain’s first designated ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ calling at Mumbles, the famous Victorian seaside resort with small souvenir shops. We then head to Swansea for a tour of the home of Dylan Thomas. Much of Swansea's architectural heritage was blitzed in World War II, leaving the city with a distinct modern feel, none more so than Meridian Tower which towers over the city. Your included two course lunch is served at the top of the tower in the Grape & Olive restaurant which overlooks the magnificent city! Tea and coffee follow along with a glass of Champagne to toast this beautiful city. This afternoon explore the city centre at leisure. DAY 5 After breakfast we begin our journey home, again lunch is included along with complimentary refreshments on board the coach. We return you to your original joining points early evening.

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£475

a quiet hillside with panoramic views across Llanelli, Carmarthen Bay and the famous Gower Peninsula. This impressive four star hotel mixes traditional features with modern style. Guests can relax in the Art Deco-style Rooftop Lounge, Samphires Restaurant has beautiful views and offers a variety of meals, all with locally sourced ingredients and a hearty Welsh Breakfast. The stylish bedrooms are all en suite and offer TVs, telephones, hairdryers and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Lunch on outbound and return journeys 䡲 Guided tour of Cardiff Castle, Guided tour and afternoon tea at Cardiff Mansion, Blue Badge guided tour of Cardiff, free time in Cardiff 䡲 Blue Badge tour of the Gower Peninsular & Swansea, lunch on Meridian Tower including tea/coffee and champagne

DEPARTURE

24th October

PRICE

£475

Our Hotel

SUPPLEMENT

£49

HHHH Stradey Park Hotel, Llanelli This classic, converted Edwardian mansion is located on

INSURANCE

£18

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WARNER LEISURE HOTELS – Nidd Hall

4

Relaxing

£389

WA R N E R S

take a stroll around the magnificent grounds. All rooms are en-suite with complimentary toiletries, colour TV, tea/coffee facilities, hairdryer, iron and ironing board and telephone. The hotel has a lift.

DAYS

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Luxury coach travel 䡲 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Full entertainment package and leisure facilities 䡲 Visits to Harrogate, Knaresborough and Ripon

Itinerary DAY 1 This morning we depart local pick-up points and make our way to Knaresborough, this afternoon we continue on to the hotel in time to check-in and enjoy drink a before this evenings dinner and entertainment. DAY 2 After breakfast we have a half day excursion to nearby Harrogate. This afternoon we return to the hotel where you can relax or participate in the hotel’s many activities. This evening the fun continues after your evening meal! DAY 3 Today you can relax and enjoy the hotel’s facilities, there are plenty of activities on offer to keep

you entertained, enjoy a stroll around the grounds, take advantage of the leisure facilities or join in the entertainment package. Dinner this evening is again followed by entertainment. DAY 4 Following breakfast this morning we head to the market town of Ripon, we then make our way back to your original pick-up point arriving mid-afternoon.

Our Hotel HHHH Warner Leisure Hotel – Nidd Hall, Harrogate Experience the tranquillity of elegant Nidd Hall, unwind in the sauna, enjoy a swim in the indoor heated pool, or

DEPARTURE

12th September

PRICE

£389

SUPPLEMENT

Single £Nil Limited

INSURANCE

£18

WARNER LEISURE HOTELS – Littlecote House

4

Leisurely

£389

toiletries, lounge chairs, tea/coffee facilities, telephone, hairdryer, iron and ironing board. The hotel has ground floor rooms.

DAYS

What’s included 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Entertainment package and full leisure facilities 䡲 Day at leisure 䡲 Excursion to Bath

Itinerary DAY 1 This morning we travel to Berkshire with comfort stops en-route we arrive at Littlecote House in ample time to familiarise yourself with this grand location before dinner and entertainment this evening. DAYS 2-3 Enjoy a day at the Georgian spa city of Bath, a visit to the Roman Baths and ruins are a must see as is a visit to Bath’s Pump Room, officially opened in 1795, you can listen to the Pump Room Trio – the oldest resident ensemble in Europe whilst enjoying a glass of warm spa water from the fountain. Spend a day at leisure enjoying the hotel, its many

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facilities and entertainment package. DAY 4 After breakfast we re-trace our steps back to the north east, with comfort stops en-route we arrive back in to the local area late afternoon.

Our Hotel HHHH Warner leisure Hotel – Littlecote House, Berkshire Littlecote House is a superb Grade 1 listed 16th century Tudor mansion in a spectacular setting. All rooms are in the new wing built in the house gardens and have en-suite facilities, luxurious beds, TV/radio,

DEPARTURE

24th October

PRICE

£389

SUPPLEMENT

Single £Nil Limited

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£18


WARNER LEISURE HOTELS – Alvaston Hall

5

Itinerary DAY 1 We depart local pick-up points this morning and make our way to the elegant spa town of Harrogate, this afternoon we continue to Alvaston Hall. DAYS 2-4 Enjoy your time at this stunning location, we have two half day included excursions for those wishing to do a little exploration. The first excursion takes you to the market town of Nantwich, where you can explore the town and its

Tuesday and Thursday market. Our second excursion spends a few hours in Chester, explore ‘The Rows’ with its small boutiques, gift shops, designer clothing outlets, art galleries and antique shops. This walled city is awash with history and heritage including the largest Roman amphitheatre in Britain and a glorious cathedral. DAY 5 This morning we make our way to Salford Quays where you can enjoy the Lowry Museum, Lowry Outlet Mall plus lots of other attractions. This afternoon we continue home.

There is also an indoor swimming pool, sauna and gym. The hotel has ground floor rooms and a lift to some floors.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 Luxury coach travel 䡲 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Evening entertainment and leisure facilities 䡲 Excursions to Chester and Nantwich 䡲 Visits to Harrogate and Salford Quays

Our Hotel HHH Warner Leisure Hotel – Alvaston Hall, Cheshire Stunning country house and grounds, bedrooms have ensuite facilities, TV/radio, tea/coffee facilities, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, lounge chairs and telephone.

DEPARTURE

10th March

PRICE

£318

SUPPLEMENT

Single £Nil Limited

INSURANCE

£21

WARNER LEISURE HOTELS – Thoresby Hall

5 DAYS

Grand

shopping scene, with two indoor shopping centres this compact and foot friendly city also offers six galleries of cultural interest, the Lace Market, Nottingham Castle and the 17th century Ducal Palace. Wednesday morning we head to Newark for market day, you may like to visit its imposing 12th Century castle, two museums and one of the finest Georgian market squares in Britain. DAY 5 After a leisurely morning it is time to re-trace our steps to the north east, with comfort stop en-route we arrive back in the local area late afternoon.

Itinerary

Our Hotel

DAY 1 This morning we make our way to Nottinghamshire and Thoresby Hall. On arrival relax and settle in before tonight’s dinner and entertainment. DAYS 2-4 Discover Nottingham and its excellent

HHHH Warner Leisure Hotel – Thoresby Hall, Nottinghamshire Thoresby Hall is a majestic Grade 1 listed country hotel set in 50 acres. The hotel boasts three restaurants, bars and a coffee shop. Leisure facilities include an indoor

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12th May

PRICE

£399

SUPPLEMENT

Single £Nil Limited

INSURANCE

£21

Itinerary DAY 1 Following our pick-up points we travel to north Wales and Bodelwyddan Castle, with comfort stops en-route we arrive in good time to familiarise yourself with the hotel, its many facilities and entertainment programme. DAYS 2-4 This morning we visit Llandudno, home to the UK’s longest cable car. This unique combination of Victorian style and Edwardian elegance makes it easy to see why Llandudno ranks as Wales’s most popular resort.

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Enjoy a free day in resort to take advantage of the fantastic leisure facilities and all the activities Bodelwyddan has to offer. Our second half day excursion takes us to the seaside resort of Rhyl, a vibrant beach resort. Try your luck on the slots or enjoy a bag of candyfloss! We then make the short journey to Prestatyn a more relaxed seaside haven with stunning views and distinct character. DAY 5 We depart our resort this morning and begin our return journey home. We will make comfort stops en-route.

£399

swimming pool, spa pool, sauna, steam room and luxurious spa. All comfortable en-suite bedrooms have hairdryer, complimentary toiletries, television, ironing board, telephone and tea/coffee facilities.

WARNER LEISURE HOTELS – Bodelwyddan Castle DAYS

£318 WA R N E R S

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Luxury

£449

All bedrooms are elegantly designed and offer en-suite bathroom, television, luxury toiletries, comfortable chairs, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone, hairdryer and iron and ironing board. The hotel offers ground floor rooms and a lift to some floors.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Professional entertainment programme 䡲 Visits to Llandudno, Rhyl and Prestatyn

Our Hotel HHH Warner Leisure Hotel – Bodelwyddan Castle, Denbighshire This stunning property boasts a crown green bowling arena and four-rink indoor bowls complex, health and beauty treatments, indoor pool and first class entertainment.

DEPARTURE

16th June

PRICE

£449

SUPPLEMENT

Single £Nil Limited

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£21

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also make use of the gym, sauna and steam room located at the hotel next door. All rooms are en-suite and offer tea/coffee facilities, flat-screen TV with on-demand movies and work desk. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included Itinerary DAY 1 This morning we travel north to Scotland calling off en-route for a lunch stop at the Gretna Outlet Village, after lunch we continue to Glasgow and our centrally located hotel. This cosmopolitan city is the centre of style and vitality, set against a backdrop of outstanding Victorian architecture. The former European City of Culture has also been voted the best shopping experience outside of London.

DAY 2 Following breakfast enjoy a few more hours exploring Glasgow, mid-afternoon we begin our journey home, with a comfort stop en-route you will arrive back to your original joining point early evening.

Our Hotel HHH Ibis Hotel, Glasgow Located in Glasgow’s vibrant centre, our hotel offers stylish bedrooms and a modern restaurant. Guests can

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 1 night bed and breakfast 䡲 Free time in Glasgow 䡲 Visit to Gretna Outlet Village DEPARTURE

1st March

PRICE

£84

SUPPLEMENT

Single £Nil Limited

INSURANCE

£13

CHESTER & Cheshire Oaks

2 DAYS

Lots for Following free time we continue to the hotel before tonight’s evening meal. DAY 2 We leave our hotel this morning and travel to Chester, explore ‘The Rows’ Chester’s shopping centre which enjoys small boutiques, gift shops, designer clothing outlets, art galleries and antique shops. This walled city is awash with history and heritage including the largest Roman amphitheatre in Britain and a glorious cathedral. This afternoon we depart for home.

Our Hotel HHH Beaufort Park Hotel, Mold The Beaufort Park Hotel is situated near the market town

£89

of Mold and is set in attractive countryside. All bedrooms are en-suite, and have colour TV, telephone, hairdryer, trouser press and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel does not have a lift but offers ground floor rooms.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 1 night dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visit to Chester Oaks Designer Outlet 䡲 Visit to Chester

Itinerary DAY 1 This morning we make our way to Ellesmere Port and the largest Designer Outlet in the UK. Cheshire Oaks offers over 140 stores with permanent discounts of up to 60% off recommended retail prices.

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PRICE

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INSURANCE

29th March

£89

Single £NIL Ltd

£13

1st November

£89

Single £NIL Ltd

£13

THE HOLY TRINITY OF SHOPPING – Arndale, Trafford & The White Rose Centre

2 DAYS

Itinerary DAY 1 We depart local pick-up points this morning and make our way towards the amazing Trafford Centre, attracting 30 million visitors annually the four main areas boast stunning architecture: Peel Avenue, Regent Crescent, The Dome, and The Orient. Offering over 230 stores, fantastic dining and leisure facilities your “shopathon” begins now!

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DAY 2 Following a night’s relaxation and included breakfast we head to Manchester and the Arndale Centre, the largest covered town shopping centre in Europe. With over 200 shops, major department stores, restaurants and fast food outlets it has become a popular shopping arcade. This afternoon we begin our journey home calling off at the White Rose Centre, Leeds a lovely indoor environment with such stores as Next, H&M, Primark, River Island, Top Shop, New Look, Zara, M&S, Monsoon and Debenhams to name but a few! Late afternoon we begin our return journey home.

Heaven

£89

has a charming atmosphere and the bar overlooks the lawns. All rooms are en-suite with hairdryer, telephone, satellite TV, iron and ironing board and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 1 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visits to the Trafford Centre, the Arndale Centre and the White Rose Centre

Our Hotel HHH Mercure Last Drop Village Hotel and Spa, Bolton Mercure Last Drop Village Hotel and Spa’s setting is nothing short of idyllic. The hotel offers a spa together with an indoor pool and gym! The Courtyard restaurant

DEPARTURE

7th June

PRICE

£89

SUPPLEMENT

Single £Nil Limited

INSURANCE

£13


A TALE OF TWO CITIES – MANCHESTER & LIVERPOOL CENTRAL HOTEL

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£95

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HHHH Novotel Manchester Centre The central, modern hotel is just a few minute’s walk to the city’s shopping area, nightlife and restaurants. The hotel offers full leisure facilities. All rooms are en-suite with flat-screen TV’s, seating area and tea/coffee facilities. The hotel has a lift.

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Itinerary DAY 1 This morning we travel to Manchester with comfort stop en-route. On arrival we head straight to the heart of Manchester and the Arndale Centre, the largest covered shopping centre in Europe. Late this afternoon we transfer you to the hotel to check in, evening at leisure to enjoy Manchester and its famous night life. DAY 2 Following breakfast we head to Liverpool, the

former ‘Capital of Culture’ is diverse, energetic and exciting with so much to offer. Admire the Liverbird, discover the Beatles museum and their old “hangouts” like Penny Lane and the Cavern Club, enjoy an array of shopping including the new “1” shopping complex, admire the two cathedrals or spend time at the Albert Dock with its historic Waterfront, the choice is yours! Late afternoon we begin our journey home.

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 1 night bed and breakfast 䡲 Visits to Manchester and Liverpool DEPARTURE

5th July

PRICE

£95

SUPPLEMENT

Single £25

INSURANCE

£13

HAREWOOD HOUSE & CASTLE HOWARD

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Itinerary DAY 1 We depart for the stunning Harewood House this morning, home to the Earl and Countess of Harewood. The house dates back to the 18th century and enjoys lavish interiors, extravagant furnishings and marvellous examples of fine art. We also see life below stairs in the popular old kitchen, scullery and still room. This afternoon we continue to the hotel arriving in good time to relax before dinner. DAY 2 After breakfast we head to one of Britain’s finest stately homes Castle Howard, built in 1699 this majestic house is set amidst 1,000 acres of landscaped gardens and

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contains an enormous collection of art treasures. Admire the gardens with their sweeping lawns, lakes, trees, monuments and fountains. This afternoon we return to your original joining point.

Our Hotel June – De Vere Village, Leeds Our hotel offers a health and fitness club with swimming pool, spa, sauna and solarium, restaurant and great pub. All rooms have air-conditioning, flat-screen TV’s, tea/coffee tray and hairdryer. The hotel has a lift. October – Cedar Court, Wakefield The Cedar Court Hotel is a contemporary AA 4 star hotel, located within its’ own grounds offering a fitness centre with

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 1 night dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visits to Harewood House and Castle Howard including entrance

PRICE

SUPPLEMENT

INSURANCE

28th June

£109

Single £35

£13

18th October

£105

Single £15

£13

CITY CENTRE BREAK – LEEDS

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Heart Of The City

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DAY 1 This morning we depart the local area and travel to Leeds. This vibrant city is rich in culture and heritage and offers an array of attractions to enjoy, including beautiful architecture, fascinating museums, fabulous shopping, an abundance of cafes and restaurants and of course the famous night life, all accessible from your

£89

Our Hotel Jurys Inn, Leeds Ideally located in Brewery Wharf, just 5 minutes walk from the centre. Our hotel offers a modern restaurant and stylish bar for a relaxing experience. The stylish bedrooms are all en-suite with spacious bathrooms, spa toiletries and flat-screen TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.

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Itinerary

£109

gym and a pool. The restaurant serves a menu of locally sourced Yorkshire produce, following dinner why not relax with a drink in the cocktail bar and lounge area. All of the ensuite rooms offer bath and shower and include: hot drinks facilities, TV, telephone, in house films, trouser press and free Wi-Fi internet access.

DEPARTURES

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What’s included centrally located hotel. DAY 2 Enjoy a day at leisure, following your cooked breakfast you may like to stroll through the market hall, the original home to Marks & Spencer, explore the Victoria Quarter, treat yourself in Harvey Nichols or enjoy a visit to the Royal Armouries. This afternoon we head for home.

䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 1 night bed and breakfast 䡲 Free time in Leeds city centre DEPARTURE

12th July

PRICE

£89

SUPPLEMENT

Single £55

INSURANCE

£13

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THE YORKSHIRE TV TRAIL try a cup of tea at Sid’s Café or visit the “Summer Wine Exhibition” at Nora Batty’s House. This afternoon we continue onto our hotel. DAY 2 This morning we make our way to Pickering where we board the North Yorkshire Steam Railway. Sit back and enjoy a bygone era as we head for the ‘celebrity’ station of Goathland, better known as ‘Aidensfield’ in TV’s Heartbeat and ‘Hogsmeade’ in the Harry Potter films. Following our scenic journey, explore the many landmarks including the store, garage and the funeral directors, why not grab a spot of lunch at “The Aidensfield Arms”. This afternoon we rejoin our coach and head back to your original joining points.

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Itinerary DAY 1 Today we visit Holmfirth, immortalised by Compo, Clegg and Foggy as their stamping ground in ‘Last of the Summer Wine’. Explore the village at leisure, join a guide on a short tour of the local area,

Our Hotel HHHH Cedar Court Hotel, Huddersfield Located ideally for our itinerary the hotel offers a bar, restaurant, fitness suite, sauna, steam room and a hot tub.

The Olympic Bar offers a relaxing area to enjoy a tipple. All en-suite rooms offer a TV, refreshment tray, ironing facilities, hairdryer, trouser press and telephone. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 1 night dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visit to Holmfirth and Goathland 䡲 Journey on the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway DEPARTURE

19th July

PRICE

£99

SUPPLEMENT

Single £10

INSURANCE

£13

CITY CENTRE BREAK – NOTTINGHAM

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CENTRAL HOTEL

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Nottingham. The vibrant and trendy Nottingham presents you with the opportunity to enjoy a fantastic shopping scene, quality bars and eateries. The city is compact and foot friendly, a newly installed tram system offers a more effortless option. This afternoon we check in to the hotel, tonight you may like to catch a show at the theatre, dine in one of the many fine restaurants or sample Nottingham’s famous night life! DAY 2 Following a cooked breakfast why not continue discovering Nottingham. The Galleries of Justice in Lace Market is highly recommended also Nottingham Castle, once home to the legendary Sheriff of Nottingham! Later this afternoon we head for home.

Our Hotel Itinerary DAY 1 This morning we depart the local area and head to the legendary Robin Hoods home,

HHH Ramada Nottingham Situated in Nottingham city centre, this modern hotel features free Wi-Fi and air-conditioning. The bright and

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What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 1 night bed and breakfast 䡲 Free time in Nottingham city centre DEPARTURE

31st July

PRICE

£84

SUPPLEMENT

Single £Nil Limited

INSURANCE

£13

City Slicking

DAY 1 We depart the local area this morning and travel to Liverpool, 2008 ‘City of Culture’. This diverse, energetic and exciting city offers spectacular shopping, sightseeing and many exciting attractions. Late this afternoon we make our way to the hotel. DAY 2 This morning we depart our hotel for Chester, explore ‘The Rows’ Chester’s shopping centre which enjoys small boutiques, gift shops, designer clothing outlets, art galleries and antique shops.

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This walled city is awash with history and heritage including the largest Roman amphitheatre in Britain and a glorious cathedral. Early this afternoon we begin our way back to the north east.

Our Hotel HHH Best Western Feathers Hotel, Liverpool The Feathers Hotel has been established as one of Liverpool’s finest hotels for over 50 years and is located in the heart of the city’s cultural quarter. The hotel offers

£91

a refurbished lounge bar and grill. All bedrooms are en-suite with satellite TV, 24-hour room service and tea and coffee facilities. This hotel does not have a lift but offers ground floor rooms and a luggage porter service.

What’s included Itinerary

£84

airy restaurant serves traditional cuisine. The spacious rooms offer TV with satellite, a work desk and a private bathroom with toiletries and a hairdryer. The Lace Market area and Victoria Shopping Centre are just a few minutes’ walk away. The hotel has a lift.

A TALE OF TWO CITIES – LIVERPOOL & CHESTER CENTRAL HOTEL

£99

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 1 night bed and breakfast 䡲 Visit to Liverpool city centre 䡲 Visit to Chester city centre DEPARTURE

25th August

PRICE

£91

SUPPLEMENT

Single £15

INSURANCE

£13


CITY CENTRE BREAK – MANCHESTER

Central Escape CENTRAL HOTEL

DAYS

shopping or entertainment venues. Dining is available in Elements Restaurant, Bar and Lounge and guests are welcome to use In Balance Wellness with gym, sauna and steam room. All rooms are en-suite with flat-screen TV and ondemand movies, work desk, seating area and tea/coffee facilities. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included Itinerary DAY 1 This morning we travel to Manchester with comfort stop en-route. On arrival we head straight to the heart of Manchester and the Arndale Centre, the largest covered shopping centre in Europe. Late this afternoon we transfer you to the hotel to check in, evening at leisure to enjoy Manchester and its famous night life. DAY 2 Following a leisurely breakfast you have ample

time to explore Manchester whether it be shopping, culture or take a ride on the “Big Wheel” in Piccadilly Gardens offering fantastic views across the city! This afternoon we begin our journey home.

Our Hotel HHHH Novotel, Manchester Centre This modern and contemporary 4 star hotel is located in China Town, a few minute’s walk from the city’s

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 1 night bed and breakfast 䡲 Visits to Manchester DEPARTURE

6th September

PRICE

£96

SUPPLEMENT

Single £25

INSURANCE

£13

A TALE OF TWO CITIES – GLASGOW & EDINBURGH

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CENTRAL HOTEL

DAYS

DAY 2 Following breakfast we make our way to the Scottish capital Edinburgh, this modern and dynamic city offers much to do.... you may like to visit the castle (the most visited attraction in Scotland), explore the famous Royal Mile, visit Holyroodhouse Palace or take advantage of Princess Street and some retail therapy! This afternoon we make our way home arriving early evening.

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£96

£85

features have been retained. The hotel has a bar open to the wee small hours and a full Scottish breakfast is served each morning. All rooms are en-suite and recently refurbished, they are all equipped with TV, tea and coffee facilities, hairdryer, free Wi-Fi and ironing facilities. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included Our Hotel Itinerary DAY 1 This morning we head for Scotland and the vibrant city of Glasgow. Set against a backdrop of outstanding Victorian architecture this cosmopolitan and sophisticated city is a must see, and with the best shopping experience outside of London it’s also a must do! Make your way to Buchanan, Argyle and Sauchiehall Streets to experience this superb city.

HHH Alexander Thomson Hotel, Glasgow Located in Glasgow city centre on one of the main shopping streets, the hotel offers many original Victorian

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 1 night bed and breakfast 䡲 Free time in Glasgow and Edinburgh

DEPARTURES

PRICE

SUPPLEMENT

INSURANCE

20th September

£89

Single £25

£13

29th November

£85

Single £22

£13

THE NORTH WEST HIGHLIGHTS

3 DAYS

Itinerary DAY 1 Following local pick-up points we make our way to the beautiful coastal resort of Southport. Renowned for its selection of shops, bars, restaurants and of course its stunning coastline and sandy beaches, there truly is something for everyone. DAY 2 After breakfast we head to Liverpool. The former European City of Culture offers a vast area of culture and entertainment that deserves exploration. With the fantastic architecture on the waterside, the Albert Dock,

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Maritime Museum, Tate Liverpool and the Beatles Experience, there is an assortment of things to see and do. DAY 3 We depart this morning for the historic walled city of Chester, experience the impressive Rows, twotier shopping galleries, the cathedral, amphitheatre and the second most photographed clock in Britain after Big Ben – The Eastgate Clock. Local guided tours are offered around the city and if you partake your guide may be dressed as a Roman solider! This afternoon we begin our journey home arriving early evening.

Our Hotel De Vere Village Hotel, Warrington Our hotel is ideally located for our itinerary and has the Verve grill restaurant, The Victory pub and Starbucks coffee house. The leisure club can be enjoyed by everyone and its facilities include a 23-metre long indoor pool, a steam room, a sauna and a gym. All rooms are

£149

modern and airy with en-suite bathrooms, hospitality tray, telephone and hairdryer. You’ll also find nice little touches like complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen televisions, iPod docking stations and in-room comfort cooling. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Free time in Liverpool 䡲 Visits to Southport and Chester DEPARTURE

9th May

PRICE

£149

SUPPLEMENT

Single £30

INSURANCE

£16

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EDINBURGH WEEKEND BREAK

Capital From

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3

CENTRAL HOTEL

DAYS

£175

satellite TV, hairdryer, trouser press and tea and coffee facilities. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 2 nights bed and breakfast 䡲 Free time in Edinburgh and optional visit to Ocean Terminal Shopping Complex

Itinerary DAY 1 This morning we head for Scotland’s capital Edinburgh. We will arrive in the city early afternoon with the rest of the day at your leisure. DAY 2 Today soak up the atmosphere of this modern, dynamic capital. Take the time to visit Edinburgh Castle, or do some shopping on the famous Princes Street. DAY 3 Following breakfast this morning enjoy a final few hours free time in Edinburgh centre or alternatively you may wish to visit the Ocean Terminal Shopping Complex and the famous Royal Yacht Britannia (yacht payable locally). After lunch

we begin our return journey home making a refreshment break en-route.

Our Hotel HHH Mercure Edinburgh City, Princes Street Hotel A firm favourite over the years, our central hotel is located on Princes Street. All rooms are en-suite with DEPARTURES

PRICE

SUPPLEMENT

INSURANCE

31st October

£175

Single £40

£16

12th December

£185

Single £44

£16

PAMPER WEEKEND “Because you’re worth it”

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Treat Yourself

£219

Our Hotel

DAYS

HHHH Sketchley Grange Hotel and Spa, Hinckley This stylish 4 star country house hotel is located in the stunning rural borders of Leicestershire and Warwickshire. As you would expect our hotel offers a relaxing atmosphere, contemporary restaurant and modern bar, all with a cosmopolitan and friendly service. The elegantly furnished bedrooms enjoy en-suite facilities, satellite TV, tea/coffee, iron and Wi-Fi internet access. The hotel has a lift. The hotels “Romanesque Health Club” offers indoor swimming pool with bubble bath, sauna, steam room, spa, whirlpool, gym, beauty therapy and hair salon.

What’s included Itinerary DAY 1 Today we depart the local area and head to the White Rose Centre in Leeds, enjoy a spot of shopping and some lunch before we continue on to our hotel. On arrival this afternoon check in, relax and start taking advantage of the leisure facilities and beauty demonstration before dinner. DAY 2 Relaxing day at leisure, take advantage of this fantastic hotel and your included Spa Treatment. The superb Romans Health Club includes a 17 metre

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swimming pool with bubble jet bath, sauna, aromatic steam room, spa bath, whirlpool spa and gym. The hotel also has a beauty therapy and hair salon, offering a wide range of treatments in the most luxurious surroundings. DAY 3 Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before we depart late morning, en-route home we will call at ‘the land of shopportunity’ as we pay a visit to Sheffield’s Meadowhall Shopping Centre. This afternoon we continue our journey home, arriving back at your original joining points early evening.

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visit to the White Rose Centre and Sheffield’s Meadowhall Shopping Centre 䡲 Beauty demonstration and a treatment DEPARTURE

4th July

PRICE

£219

SUPPLEMENT

Single £20

INSURANCE

£16


LIVERPOOL & The Beatles Experience CENTRAL HOTEL

DAYS

We also include tickets to The Beatles Story Museum, experience the most sensational story the pop world has ever known! DAY 3 Today enjoy a two hour ‘Magical Mystery’ tour, taking you round all the landmarks in the lives of the Fab Four including their homes, schools, birthplaces, Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields and many other significant spots, we end the day at the famous Cavern Club site. We return to the north east this afternoon making comfort breaks en-route.

Itinerary

Our Hotel

DAY 1 This morning we head for Liverpool and enjoy free time to explore this wonderful Victorian city, late afternoon we make our way to the hotel. DAY 2 After breakfast we transfer you to the Albert Dock, home to a dazzling collection of bars, cafes, restaurants, shops and other unique attractions.

HHHH Crowne Plaza, Liverpool This 4 star hotel overlooks the river Mersey and is just a short walk from Liverpool city centre and less than a mile from Albert Dock. The Harbour leisure club houses a pool, whirlpool, sauna, steam room, beauty therapy suite and a state-of-the-art gym.

The modern rooms have individual private bathrooms with a shower, bath and hairdryer. Also TV and tea/coffee making facilities are provided. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Free time in Liverpool 䡲 Entrance to The Beatles Story 䡲 Guided Magical Mystery Tour DEPARTURE

27th July

PRICE

£169

SUPPLEMENT

Single £40

INSURANCE

£16

CHARMING CHESTER – Skipton & Bury Market

3 DAYS

Itinerary DAY 1 We depart this morning and travel to the award winning Bury Market, boasting over 370 indoor and outdoor stalls there is not much you can’t find at this famous market! This afternoon we continue on to our hotel. DAY 2 Following a cooked breakfast we make our

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way to the beautiful city of Chester, home to the unique 13th Century rows, half-timbered galleried shops, the largest Roman amphitheatre in Britain and a glorious cathedral. You may like to sample the shops on the ‘Rows’, relax in one of the many cafe’s or bars, take a cruise on the river, visit the Cathedral or take a guided tour with a Roman Centurion, the choice is yours! DAY 3 Today we make our way to the quaint market town of Skipton, enjoy some free time to explore the town, maybe take a river cruise or visit 900 year old castle which is one of the best preserved castle in the country. This afternoon we return to your original joining points.

Our Hotel HHH Mercure Chester Woodhey House Hotel With an exceptional standard of accommodation and service, the hotel boasts an imaginative restaurant,

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Itinerary DAY 1 This morning we make our back in time and head to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway as it hosts its annual 1940’s weekend, the largest of its kind in Europe. With your included train ticket you can travel by steam train between Goathland and Pickering stations experiencing the many activities

and events taking place at various stations. Late this afternoon we make our way to the hotel ready for our evening meal. DAY 2 After breakfast we return for another fun filled day.... Continue exploring the various events, war time uniforms, aircraft and vehicles as far as the eye can see plus the themed entertainment and music, homecoming parades, prisoners of war, battle re-enactments, ration tents and lots of spy’s! DAY 3 We enjoy the final day of the War Time 1940’s event, this afternoon we depart the local area and return back to your original pick-up point.

Our Hotel HHHH Best Western Plus – Cedar Court Hotel, Harrogate The hotel dates back to 1671 and is a Grade II listed building. It offers spacious rooms, a bar, restaurant, gym

£162

lively bar and leisure facilities which include a heated indoor pool, sauna, steam room and gym. All bedrooms are en-suite and feature LCD television with freeview channels, hairdryer, tea and coffee facilities, telephone and free Wi-Fi. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visits to Skipton and Bury Market 䡲 Free day in Chester DEPARTURE

22nd August

PRICE

£162

SUPPLEMENT

Single £30

INSURANCE

£16

THE NORTH YORKSHIRE MOORS RAILWAY IN WARTIME DAYS

£169 UK & IRELAND

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Wonder Years

£219

and a warm welcome. The bar/lounge offers an array or worldwide drinks in a relaxed atmosphere. The elegant bedrooms are all en-suite and offer flat screen TV, free Wi-Fi and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 3 days at the North Yorkshire Moors 1940’s Wartime Railway, including steam train travel each day DEPARTURE

10th October

PRICE

£219

SUPPLEMENT

Single £40

INSURANCE

£16

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CATHEDRAL CITIES Oxford, Cambridge, Nottingham and Lincoln UK & IRELAND

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Itinerary DAY 1 Sit back and relax as we make our way to the cathedral city of Nottingham, enjoy free time to browse this cosmopolitan city which boasts a wealth of history. This afternoon we continue to our hotel in time to relax before this evening’s meal. DAYS 2-3 Enjoy a day in Oxford home to the famous university which has produced the last eleven British Prime Ministers, Nobel prize-winners and even Hollywood film stars. With an abundance of things to see and do don’t forget the Ashmolean Museum, Botanic Garden, the cathedral or like a true Oxonian take a punt down the River

Thames! Spend a day at Oxford’s rival – Cambridge. The Fitzwilliam Museum is a must on your visit, exhibiting masterpieces by greats from Leonardo Da Vinci to Constable. Strangely Cambridge does not have its own cathedral, but falling within the Church of England Diocese of Ely ensures its ‘cathedral city’ status. Cambridge’s parks, bookshops, medieval churches and specialist museums ensure a memorable day!!!!! DAY 4 We depart for the cathedral city of Lincoln this morning, its cathedral ranks as the third largest in England and recently gained Hollywood status by being used for the filming of the Da Vinci Code in lieu of Westminster Abbey!! This afternoon we return to the north east arriving mid-evening.

Our Hotel HHHH Marriott Hotel, Northampton Having recently undergone a £2 million refurbishment programme the hotel offers a range of modern facilities in its

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guest rooms, restaurant, bar, cafe/bar and lobby. Spend your free time unwinding in the leisure club, complete with a spa, well-equipped fitness centre and indoor pool. All of the well appointed rooms are en-suite with cable television and include hairdryer, trouser press, tea/coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visits to Oxford, Cambridge, Nottingham and Lincoln DEPARTURE

4th April

PRICE

£215

SUPPLEMENT

Single £45

INSURANCE

£18

SCARBOROUGH, WHITBY & The Gems of North Yorkshire

4 DAYS

Century smuggling port of Robin Hood’s Bay before continuing onto Whitby, a quaint maritime town with its picturesque houses and bustling harbour, all set below the stunning Abbey ruins. Enjoy a day at leisure in Scarborough, admire the Victorian architecture, browse the souvenir shops or stroll along the beach, this seaside resort offers something for everyone. DAY 4 We visit Harrogate this morning, an elegant spa town located to the west of York, after lunch we begin our journey home arriving at your original joining point late afternoon.

£215

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£215

welcoming bar. All rooms are en-suite and feature a TV, free Wi-Fi, a hairdryer, and facilities for making tea and coffee. The Ambassador has a lift to all floors.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visits to Whitby, Robin Hood’s Bay, Harrogate and York 䡲 Free time at leisure in Scarborough

Itinerary DAY 1 This morning we travel to the beautiful city of York, admire the Minster, Stonegate and Shambles shopping or travel back in time with the Jorvik Viking Centre. This afternoon we continue on to our hotel. DAYS 2-3 We spend a morning visiting the 18th

Our Hotel HHH Ambassador Hotel, Scarborough The Ambassador combines a relaxing spa with contemporary luxury and stunning sea views. The hotel offers a rooftop Zen garden, a modern restaurant and

DEPARTURE

11th April

PRICE

£215

SUPPLEMENT

Single £Nil Limited

INSURANCE

£18

MIDDLE ENGLAND’S TASTES & TREASURES

4 DAYS

Itinerary DAY 1 We head for ‘Middle England’ this morning and Melton Mowbray where we have arranged a visit to Melton Cheeseboard and The Old Pork Pie Shop. DAYS 2-3 This morning we visit the magnificent Burghley House, mostly designed by William Cecil between 1555 and 1587. Outside enjoy beautiful walks

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around the historic parkland laid out by Capability Brown. Today’s excursion takes us to Woburn Abbey, a wonderful house set in a 3000 acre deer park and home to The Duke of Bedford. The award winning Safari Park offers an exciting drive with some of the world’s most exciting animals, including lions, tigers, wolves, rhinoceros, elephants, giraffe and many others. DAY 4 We begin our journey home calling off en-route at Belvoir Brewery. Enjoy a guided tour and a sampling session before enjoying a final taste with a traditional Ploughman’s Platter!

Worth A Nibble

with complimentary toiletries. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visit to Melton Mowbray with Cheese and Pork Pie demonstration and tasting 䡲 Excursions to Burghley House and Woburn Abbey and Safari Park 䡲 Visit to Belvoir Brewery with sampling session and included lunch

Our Hotel HHHH The Mercure Hotel, Leicester Set in the heart of Leicester’s city centre, the Brasserie restaurant serves traditional cuisine and following dinner you can enjoy a beverage in the lounge bar. All rooms have TV, tea/coffee facilities and a luxurious bathroom

£269

DEPARTURE

25th April

PRICE

£269

SUPPLEMENT

Single £60

INSURANCE

£18


LLANDUDNO VICTORIAN EXTRAVAGANZA

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are en-suite with TV and tea and coffee making facilities. Hairdryers are available and there is a lift to all floors.

DAYS

What’s included

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䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 2 days free time at the Victorian Extravaganza 䡲 Afternoon excursion to Betws-y-Coed

Itinerary DAY 1 Following a morning departure we make our way to north Wales, with comfort stops en-route we will arrive in Llandudno mid afternoon. DAYS 2-3 Enjoy the next couple of days exploring the ‘Victorian Extravaganza’ this amazing event celebrates the Victorian heritage. The event gives you the chance to see, hear, smell and learn about the Victorian era. The town is packed full of steam engines and Victorian musical organs, vintage cars and costumes, you can virtually travel back in time. Spend some time visiting the fairground, watch the parade led by Chitty Chitty Bang Bang followed by marching bands, Victorian costume walkers, the Wormhout giants, stilt walkers, street entertainers

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and much, much more. On Sunday afternoon you may wish to join an excursion to Betws-y-Coed for a few hours free time before returning to Llandudno. DAY 4 After breakfast this morning we begin our journey back to the north east calling off en-route for a lunch break, we arrive home early evening.

Our Hotel HHH Kensington Hotel, Llandudno Our hotel is located on the main seafront promenade, with stunning views of the Great Orme and Llandudno Bay, this family-run 3 star hotel boasts a restaurant, a lounge bar and 2 comfortable residents’ lounges overlooking the bay. The hotel has been recently refurbished and all rooms

DEPARTURE

2nd May

PRICE

£245

SUPPLEMENT

Single £Nil Limited

INSURANCE

£18

THE CANALS OF THE PENNINES & North Yorkshire’s Railways

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facilities, TV, telephone, hairdryer, tea and coffee facilities. The hotel has a lift.

DAYS

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visits to Harrogate, Skipton, Grassington and Haworth with entrance to the Parsonage Museum 䡲 Guided Leeds – Liverpool canal cruise with tea, coffee and biscuits 䡲 Journeys on the Keighley and Worth Valley Steam Railway and the scenic Settle – Carlisle railway

DAY 1 We head to the wonderful spa town of Harrogate this morning before continuing on to the pretty town of Grassington, wander the quaint market square surrounded by shops offering local foods, speciality gifts, arts and crafts. DAY 2 Today we visit Keighley for a steam train ride to Oxonhope, passing key locations used in the 1972 film ‘The Railway Children’ such as Oakworth Station, Mythholmes Tunnel and Oxenhope Station. After free time in Oxonhope we visit Haworth, with an included visit to the Parsonage Museum. DAY 3 Following breakfast we make our way to Skipton, you may like to explore the individual shops, enjoy a coffee or visit the 900 year old castle. After lunch we board a canal boat cruise on the Leeds-

Liverpool canal, with commentary provided by your skipper, sit back and relax with your included tea/coffee and biscuits as you soak up the stunning scenery. DAY 4 Get ready for a ride on England’s most scenic railway! The 72 mile train journey from Settle passes through the magnificent Yorkshire Dales, over Ribblehead Viaduct and across the beautiful Eden Valley before arriving at the border city of Carlisle. We rejoin the coach at Carlisle and begin our return journey home.

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Our Hotel HHH Mercure, Leeds Parkway Our hotel is located within the 130 acres of picturesque Gold Acre Park. This hotel has free Wi-Fi and leisure facilities which include a sauna, spa bath, steam room and tennis courts. All rooms come with en-suite

DEPARTURE

9th May

PRICE

£253

SUPPLEMENT

Single £60

INSURANCE

£18

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THE AIRWAYS & Waterways of the West

Itinerary DAY 1 This morning we depart local pick-up points and travel to Manchester for a visit to the world famous Supersonic Concorde, our included hour long tour allows full access to the flight deck, sit back in one of the famous leather seats and learn about this iconic aircraft. DAY 2 After breakfast join a cruise, our journey includes the Anderton Boat Lift a 50 foot vertical link between the River Weaver and the Mersey Canal, recently restored after being closed for 20 years. Our next cruise is at Chester along the River Dee, taking

us beneath the suspension bridge, Grosvenor Park and the Earls Eye, with delightful views and commentary! DAY 3 We make our way to the Ship Canal Cruise this morning, taking us along the “Big Ditch” running between Liverpool and Manchester. Learn how this major aqua artery shaped the city of Manchester and the north west of England. DAY 4 This morning we head to Botany Bay, a landmark converted Victorian Mill with 5 enormous floors of shopping, a garden centre and restaurant. This afternoon we make a comfort break at Skipton before arriving back early evening.

Our Hotel HHH Park Inn by Radisson, Leigh Stylish and modern hotel offering bar, restaurant and fitness facilities. Rooms provide a welcomed retreat with quality amenities, including air-conditioning, coffee and

Lots Included

tea, telephone, TV and en-suite bathrooms. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 River Weaver Cruise and Anderton Boat Lift 䡲 Visit to the Manchester Aviation Centre and Concorde tour 䡲 Visit to Chester with free time and River Dee cruise 䡲 35 mile guided cruise of the Manchester Ship Canal 䡲 Visits to Botany Bay and Skipton DEPARTURE

2nd May

PRICE

£257

SUPPLEMENT

Single £Nil Limited

INSURANCE

£18

SANDRINGHAM, BRESSINGHAM & The Norfolk Broads

4 DAYS

Itinerary DAY 1 After departing the local area we make our way to Norfolk and our hotel, once checked in you can relax before tonight’s dinner and entertainment. DAYS 2-3 This morning we visit Sandringham House, the country retreat of Her Majesty “The Queen”. Set in the heart of the 20,000 acre Sandringham Estate, you can explore the house, grounds and museum, which boast a collection of royal vehicles, rare ceramics, photographs and royal memorabilia. This afternoon we take a scenic tour along the Broads taking in some of its prettiest villages including Cromer, Sheringham, Potter Heigham and Horning. We depart for Bressingham Gardens this morning,

renowned worldwide for their horticultural excellence. Take a trip on one of the four railways around the magnificent gardens and woodland, or ride on the Steam Carousel. Visit the national Dad’s Army collection and wander through Walmington-on-Sea looking at original props and vehicles from the series! This afternoon enjoy some free time in Norwich, the most complete medieval city in Britain with its castle and beautiful Norman cathedral. DAY 4 After a leisurely morning we re-trace our steps to the north east, with comfort stop en-route we arrive back in to the local area late afternoon.

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Itinerary DAY 1 We travel to Derbyshire this morning calling off at Renishaw Hall and Gardens. With our included guide you’ll see a spectacular collection of art and historic artefacts including portraits. We then continue to our hotel. DAYS 2-3 Today as we make our way to Bolsover Castle. This fairytale castle was designed as a fantasy entertainment house with magnificent wall paintings, an indoor riding house, sumptuously painted walls, ceilings and intricately carved fireplaces. Wander around the beautiful

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complimentary Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities, radio, telephone and hairdryer. The hotel does not have a lift but does offer ground floor rooms.

What’s included 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Broads tour visiting Cromer, Sheringham, Potter Heigham and Horning 䡲 Excursions to Sandringham and Bressingham including entrance 䡲 Free time in Norwich

Our Hotel HHHH Mercure Norwich Our 4 star hotel boasts a leisure club with pool, gym, spa, sauna and restaurant serving bistro-style food. There is also a welcoming bar and 24-hour room service. All rooms are en-suite and feature a flat-screen TV,

DEPARTURE

13th May

PRICE

£279

SUPPLEMENT

Single £60

INSURANCE

£18

THE STATELY HOMES & Castles of Derbyshire DAYS

£257

venus garden with its secluded love seats, statues and fountain. Today we visit Chatsworth House, known as the ‘Palace of the Peak’ and home to the Duke and the Duchess of Devonshire. Explore the stunning grounds at leisure, explore the house which offers over 30 rooms including the magnificent painted hall, regal state rooms, newly restored sketch galleries and beautiful sculpture gallery. DAY 4 Following breakfast we call at Haddon Hall “the most romantic house in Britain”. Dating back to the 12th Century and set in the heart of the Peak District National Park. This afternoon we begin our journey home, comfort stop en-route.

Our Hotel HHH Park Inn by Radisson, Nottingham Is ideally located for our itinerary in Sherwood Rise on the outskirts of the city. The hotel offers a comfortable restaurant and friendly bar. The on-site leisure facilities include indoor

Explore For

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heated swimming pool, spa, gymnasium and steam room. All rooms are en-suite with satellite TV, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visits to Renishaw Hall and Gardens, Chatsworth House, Bolsover Castle and Haddon Hall 䡲 Free morning in Chesterfield 䡲 All entrances included DEPARTURE

6th June

PRICE

£249

SUPPLEMENT

Single £30

INSURANCE

£18


THE HEART OF ENGLAND & Afternoon Tea at Althorp House

Itinerary DAY 1 This morning we travel to our hotel arriving in good time to settle in and relax before this evening’s meal. DAYS 2-3 We visit Althorp House today built in

1508, Althorp has been home to the Spencer family for nearly 500 years. Included in the visit will be a delicious afternoon tea, which will be exclusively served for us in the State Dining Room. Today we make our way to historic Warwick, explore the many winding streets lined with shops, you may like to visit Warwick Castle (payable locally) which was built on the river Avon by William the Conqueror in 1068. This afternoon we head for Leamington Spa, a town that has relied on tourism ever since the discovery of minerals in the waters over 200 years ago. DAY 4 This morning we begin our journey back to the north east, calling at Meadowhall Shopping Centre for a lunch stop.

Our Hotel Jurys Inn, Milton Keynes Our hotel is set in the perfect location. The stylish

bedrooms have flat-screen TV, tea/coffee facilities and a large work space. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 All rooms en-suite 䡲 Visits to Althorp House including afternoon tea, Warwick, Leamington Spa and Meadowhall Shopping Centre

DEPARTURE

18th July

PRICE

£249

SUPPLEMENT

Single £55

INSURANCE

£18

THE CANAL IN THE SKY, Llangollen, Chester & The Wonderful Welsh Borders

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Itinerary DAY 1 We depart this morning and make our way to north Wales, arriving at our hotel in time to freshen up before dinner. DAYS 2-3 We head to nearby Chester today, the walled city has a gentle medieval air and is awash with history and heritage. It is home to the largest Roman amphitheatre in Britain and a glorious cathedral, pay a visit to ‘The Rows’, the traditional black and white half timbered buildings that surround Chester’s shopping centre. Today we journey over the magnificent Horseshoe Pass to

Llangollen. Enjoy some free time in this picturesque Victorian holiday destination before we make the short journey to Froncysyllte where we have included a cruise along the canal over the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. We return to Llangollen and board the famous Steam Railway for a wonderfully scenic journey through the beautiful countryside to Carrog. DAY 4 After breakfast this morning we begin our journey home calling at the White Rose shopping centre in Leeds. You will arrive back at your original joining points this afternoon.

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Itinerary DAY 1 This morning we make our way to the Peak District, calling off en-route for a lunch break. We arrive this afternoon and have time to relax and settle in before dinner. DAYS 2-3 Enjoy a tour of the Peak District and its National Park, visiting Buxton the highest town in England, Bakewell famous for its “Bakewell Pudding”

£259

All bedrooms are en-suite and feature LCD television with freeview channels, hairdryer, tea and coffee facilities, telephone and free Wi-Fi. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visit to Llangollen, Chester and the White Rose Centre 䡲 Journeys on the Llangollen Steam Railway and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

Our Hotel HHH Mercure Chester Woodhey House Hotel The chosen hotel provides an exceptional standard of accommodation and service. The hotel boasts an imaginative restaurant, lively bar and leisure facilities which include a heated indoor pool, sauna, steam room and gym.

DEPARTURE

19th September

PRICE

£259

SUPPLEMENT

Single £45

INSURANCE

£18

CHATSWORTH HOUSE & The Picture Perfect Peaks DAYS

£249 UK & IRELAND

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Elegant

Peak Treat

and Matlock Bath with its warm springs. Free time will be given to explore each of these villages at leisure before returning to the hotel for dinner. Spend a day at Chatsworth House (entrance included) known as the ‘Palace of the Peaks’, Chatsworth is home to the Duke and the Duchess of Devonshire. There is always something new to see and do in the house and garden, admire its fine collections of treasures, including works by Rembrandt, Van Dyck and Gainsborough. DAY 4 After breakfast we make our way to Chesterfield before returning to the north east.

Our Hotel HHH Makeney Hall Hotel, Derbyshire Makeney Hall Hotel is set in on the doorstep of the Peak District. The hotel is situated in 6 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and provides breathtaking views.

£259

Each of the beautifully decorated en-suite bedrooms which offer satellite television, trouser press, hairdryer, internet access and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Peaks tour visiting Buxton, Bakewell and Matlock 䡲 Visits to Chatsworth House including entrance and Chesterfield DEPARTURE

3rd October

PRICE

£259

SUPPLEMENT

Single £45

INSURANCE

£18

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THE LINCOLNSHIRE FENS & The Dambusters

£219

involvement in the Battle of Britain! Following our visit here we return to the north east.

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Our Hotel HHH Old Barne, Marston The Old Barne is Lincolnshire’s Hotel of the Year. This idyllic retreat is set in the beautiful countryside and stylishly combines old with new. The hotel boasts a warm welcome, comfortable bar and delicious home cooked meals. Enjoy full use of the leisure facilities. All rooms feature en-suite bathrooms, telephones, remote control television, hairdryers, tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.

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War Winners

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Itinerary DAY 1 This morning we head to Lincolnshire, with comfort stops en-route we arrive at our hotel in time to settle in and relax before dinner. DAYS 2-3 Today we journey through the beautiful Fens area and visit the fantastic Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre. Following our visit here we carry on through to Woodhall Spa to see the Dambusters Memorial before ending the afternoon at the Dambusters Inn in Scampton, here you will experience a warm and friendly welcome and view the impressive collection of RAF WWII memorabilia, the perfect place to relax and marvel in the history of the legendary Dambusters and be regaled with some old stories.

We also visit The Imperial War Museum in Duxford, Europe’s premier aviation museum. Located in the beautifully preserved Battle of Britain airfield, this award-winning museum is home to a unique collection of aircraft, including the iconic Concorde and Spitfire. Wander amongst two hundred aircraft to discover the science and engineering behind the machines that changed our world forever. DAY 4 Following breakfast this morning we make our way to RAF Digby for a guided tour by RAF crew of the Lima Sector Operations room, the only one of its kind left in existence and recently restored from artefacts found on site (and ‘borrowed’ from other bases!). Our guide takes through all of the rooms and tells story’s of Digby’s

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Lincolnshire Fens Tour calling at Spalding, Scampton and the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Museum 䡲 Excursion to the Imperial War Museum 䡲 Visit to RAF Digby with guided tour of the Sector Operations Museum

DEPARTURE

17th October

PRICE

£219

SUPPLEMENT

Single £36

INSURANCE

£18

LINCOLNSHIRE’S ‘Foodies – Tasty Tasting’

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Tasty Treat

£259

Special Edition Chocolates to sample their award winning, naturally flavoured handmade treats! DAY 5 After breakfast we depart for home calling off at the market town of Doncaster. We return you to your original joining points late afternoon.

DAYS

Our Hotel HHH The Olde Barn, Marston Our charming rustic hotel is set in the beautiful countryside and boasts an atmospheric restaurant, traditional bar and luxurious spa. All rooms feature en-suite bathrooms, direct dial telephones with automated wake up calls, remote control television, hairdryers, tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift and ground floor rooms.

Itinerary Did you know that 20% of the country’s consumed food is produced in Lincolnshire? DAY 1 This morning we make our way to the pretty village of Navenby, home to the Welbourne Bakery famous for making plum bread for 113 years and the Olding Brothers Butchers, sample their award winning pies and Lincolnshire sausages! We continue to the hotel, arriving in good time to settle in before tonight’s evening meal. DAYS 2-4 Following breakfast we head to Mount Pleasant Windmill. Mervyn the miller recently voted ‘a super food hero’ by Rick Stein takes us on a tour of

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the mill before we head on to Uncle Henry’s award winning Farm Shop and Cafe. Next we visit Cote Hill Cheese for a demonstration on how the famous Yellow Belly and Blue Cheeses are made. Make sure you leave room for dinner! Enjoy a day in Lincoln, boasting magnificent architectural heritage all centred round the world famous cathedral and castle. The city mixes 2000 years of heritage with excellent shopping facilities and a lively arts and events programme. We continue to tickle the taste buds this morning with a visit to Batemans Brewery. Enjoy a tour of the brew house and a spot of lunch before we continue to

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Two culinary tours of Lincolnshire 䡲 Visits to Lincoln, Navenby and Doncaster 䡲 All entrances included

DEPARTURE

3rd March

PRICE

£259

SUPPLEMENT

Single £48

INSURANCE

£21


AYRESHIRE, THE TROSSACHS & Dumfries House

Great Value

Arrochar along past Loch Eck before reaching Dunoon, this afternoon we catch a ferry across the Firth of Clyde and back to the hotel. DAY 5 Following breakfast we head for home, making a refreshment stop en-route.

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Our Hotel HHHH Menzies Hotel, Irvine Located just outside of Irvine the hotel offers a warm welcome with a spacious and comfortable lounge a superb restaurant and bar. Menzies Irvine offers excellent cuisine and a friendly team of staff, who are always ready to give you a warm welcome. All rooms are en-suite with TV, telephone and tea/coffee facilities. The hotel has ground floor rooms.

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What’s included Itinerary DAY 1 This morning we make our way north, with comfort stops en-route we arrive at our 4 star hotel later this afternoon. DAYS 2-4 Stunning scenery today as we visit the world renowned Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, take in the amazing area of natural beauty which offers some breathtaking views. This morning we visit Robert Burns Museum, offering a truly unique encounter of Scotland’s favourite son. The museum comprises the famous

Burns Cottage and a modern museum housing the world’s most important collection of his life and works. We then continue to Dumfries House, one of Scotland’s most beautiful stately homes and best kept heritage secrets. With its sumptuous interiors and magnificent furnishings, all set in two thousand acres of land, there is something to delight and enchant visitors of all ages. Our visit includes coffee and shortbread before we return to the hotel for dinner this evening. Delightful day out today exploring the Lochs and Glens, we start along at Loch Long, then moving onto

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Tours of the Lochs and Glens plus Loch Lomond and the Trossachs 䡲 Visits to Burns Cottage and Dumfries House including coffee and shortbread DEPARTURE

16th March

PRICE

£295

SUPPLEMENT

Single £Nil Limited

INSURANCE

£21

THE ISLE OF WIGHT SPRING DELIGHT

Only

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our steps back to the local area arriving mid-evening.

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Our Hotel HHH Ocean View Hotel, Shanklin Our hotel is located in Shanklin old village and boasts magnificent views across Sandown Bay, it offers a piano lounge, spacious restaurant, snooker room and large in-house leisure centre with heated indoor pool. All bedrooms are en-suite with tea and coffee making facilities, remote control colour television, radio and telephone. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included

Itinerary DAY 1 This morning we make our way south for our afternoon crossing to the Isle of Wight. We then make the short journey to our hotel. DAYS 2-4 Today we set out on a full day tour of the island taking in Alum Bay, The Needles, Yarmouth, Cowes and the island capital Newport, spending free time in each place to explore the points of interest or relax in a bar or cafe. Take a day to relax and enjoy a day at leisure exploring Shanklin and the surrounding area.

We continue our tour of the Island this morning as we visit Sandown, Bembridge and Ryde before heading to Havenstreet to join the award winning Isle of Wight Steam Railway! Relax in the beautifully restored Edwardian carriages to discover an idyllic view of the islands countryside as we make our way to Wooten via Smallbrook, exploring the full length of the line. On our return to the station you will be greeted with a cream tea, the perfect way to finish your day! DAY 5 This morning we make our way to the port ready to catch our ferry back to the mainland, we then retrace

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Return crossing to the Isle of Wight 䡲 Two island tours visiting Alum Bay, The Needles, Yarmouth, Cowes, Newport, Sandown, Bembridge and Ryde 䡲 Nightly entertainment 䡲 Free time in Shanklin 䡲 Award winning steam railway journey and cream tea

DEPARTURE

17th March

PRICE

£269

SUPPLEMENT

Single £Nil Limited

INSURANCE

£21

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All of the spacious rooms are en-suite and feature a TV, large work desk and tea and coffee facilities. The hotel has a lift.

DAYS

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Luxury coach travel 䡲 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Excursions to Worcester and Warwick 䡲 Visits to Charlecote Park and Shugborough Estate including entrance 䡲 Entrance to Warwick Castle

Itinerary DAY 1 This morning we head south with comfort stops en-route we arrive at our hotel with ample time to settle in before dinner this evening. DAYS 2-4 Discover beautiful Worcester. Enjoy free time to experience the majestic cathedral, Royal Worcester Porcelain’s Museum or the remarkable medieval interiors of the city centre’s Greyfriars. This morning we visit Warwick. With its imposing castle offering a unique opportunity to experience life as it once was with various exhibitions capturing the castles fascinating history. This afternoon we continue on to Charlecote Park, home to the Lucy family since the 12th century. The families story is told throughout the house through ornate objects and artwork

collected from around the world. The gardens are a real treasure, inspired by Capability Brown. Today we visit Shugborough Estate, the ancestral home of the Earl of Lichfield. This rare working estate is full of life and offers a genuine glimpse into the past, with an operational Victorian servant’s quarters, dairy and Georgian park farm complete with watermill. DAY 5 This morning we begin our journey home, a refreshment break will be made en-route back to the north east, arriving home late afternoon.

Our Hotel HHH Novotel Hotel, Coventry Our modern hotel features Elements restaurant and bar offering good food and a warm welcome.

DEPARTURE

29th March

PRICE

£279

SUPPLEMENT

Single £60

INSURANCE

£21

THE CREAM OF THE COTSWOLDS

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£315

Shakespearian town of Stratford-upon-Avon. Visit Shakespeare’s birthplace on Henley Street and enjoy views of the beautiful half timbered 16th Century buildings.

DAYS

Our Hotel HHHH Thistle Hotel, Cheltenham Set in attractive grounds, our 4 star hotel boasts a full health and leisure club, award-winning Burford Room Restaurant and a welcoming lounge bar. The elegant rooms feature smart décor and include a TV, tea/coffee making facilities and en-suite bathroom with hairdryer and toiletries. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included Itinerary DAY 1 This morning we travel to Warwick, a lovely town dominated by its famous castle. Visit one of the many cosy pubs and antiques shops before continuing onto our hotel. DAYS 2-4 Following breakfast we head into the lush meadows and honey coloured stone villages of the Cotswolds. We’ll call at Stow-on-the-Wold with time to explore the ancient market square surrounded by dozens of independent antique shops. We then call at Moreton-in-Marsh where there is an opportunity to explore the huge market which takes over the High Street. Our final visit is to Broadway, the Jewel of the Cotswolds, explore the ‘broad way’ with its ancient stone

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cottages and myriad of antique shops before returning to the hotel through the orchards of the Vale of Evesham. Enjoy a day visiting Blenheim Palace, a unique example of English Baroque architecture with entrance included. Outside there is beautiful parkland landscaped by Capability Brown. Today we continue to discover the Cotswolds and some of the most picture perfect villages. We head to Burford a scenic delight with its beautiful architecture, exclusive shops and galleries. We spend the afternoon in Bourton-on-the-Water with its tree-shaded greens, pretty river banks and elegant 18th-century bridges, regularly voted one of the prettiest villages in England! DAY 5 After breakfast we make a stop at the

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 2 Cotswold tours visiting Burford, Stow-on-the-Wold, Broadway, Moreton-in-Marsh and Bourton-on-theWater 䡲 Excursion to Blenheim Palace including entrance 䡲 Free time in Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon

DEPARTURE

31st March

PRICE

£315

SUPPLEMENT

Single £Nil Limited

INSURANCE

£21


THE SAILS & RAILS OF THE PEAKS AND DALES

£282

Bakewell, a picturesque market town famous for the jam and almond tarts named after it! DAY 5 Following a leisurely breakfast we depart the hotel and return to the north east, with a comfort stop en-route we arrive home late afternoon.

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Our Hotel

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HHHH Mercure Norton Grange Hotel and Spa Set in its own landscaped grounds this hotel is ideally located for our itinerary. The hotels leisure facilities include an 18-metre pool. All rooms are modern, en-suite and offer bath and a shower, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.

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Itinerary DAY 1 We depart the local area this morning and travel to Harrogate for a comfort break and a little free time, this afternoon we make our way to the hotel. DAYS 2-4 Enjoy a scenic drive through the Yorkshire Dales, calling at the charming market town of Settle with free time to meander around the local shops that line the market square. We then continue onto picturesque Skipton, offering a quaint high street, 17th century castle and canal.

Explore the ‘Lakes’ with a nostalgic steam rail journey aboard the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, steaming through the beautiful Leven Valley. We then join a picturesque cruise across Windermere to Bowness, enjoy a visit to the Beatrix Potter attraction before returning to the hotel in time for dinner. Tour of the beautiful Peak District, we call at the elegant Derbyshire spa town of Buxton, known as the gateway town to the Peaks. We then visit the pretty town of Matlock Bath, a tourist attraction since the 1600’s offering stunning scenery. Our final call is

䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visit to Harrogate 䡲 Tour of the Dales visiting Settle and Skipton 䡲 Tour of the Peaks visiting Matlock, Buxton and Bakewell 䡲 Visit to the Lakes including Haverthwaite Railway and Windermere cruise (tickets included) DEPARTURE

6th April

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£282

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Single £55

INSURANCE

£21

THE ENGLISH RIVIERAS – Rivers & Rails

Stunning

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and modern dining/bar area. All rooms come with en-suite facilities, TV, telephone, tea/coffee facilities. The hotel has a lift although there may be a few stairs in between floors. Visited by our team.

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Itinerary DAY 1 This morning we travel to the south west coast, with comfort stops en-route we arrive late afternoon. Settle in and relax before dinner this evening. DAYS 2-4 A free day in resort to discover Torquay, enjoy its many cafes, shops, bars and quaint marina with its busy waterfront and Mediterranean feel. Our excursion today takes us to nearby Paignton where we board a steam train for a scenic journey along the sweeping coast to Kingswear. We then cross the river into Dartmouth and join a cruise along the River Dart. Relax and admire the beautiful scenery of the English Riviera before returning to Kingswear for our return journey by train to Paignton.

Following breakfast we are joined by a local guide for a tour of Dartmoor. Our tour will visit the villages of Tavistock and Prince Town and include a cream tea and entrance to the Dartmoor Prison Museum. Our guide will regale us with stories of myth, history and legend as we spend the day touring this beautiful area. There will also be an opportunity to see Dartmoor’s famous wild ponies and a visit to the beauty spots of Haytor and Post Bridge, a fantastic day out! DAY 5 We begin our journey home this morning, with refreshment breaks en-route.

Our Hotel HHH Best Western, Gleneagles Hotel Torquay A well presented hotel with comfortable sitting areas

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䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Free time in Torquay 䡲 River and steam rail excursion 䡲 Guided tour of Dartmoor with cream tea and entrance to the Prison Museum

DEPARTURE

14th April

PRICE

£309

SUPPLEMENT

Single £55

INSURANCE

£21

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THE RIBBLE VALLEY’S HIDDEN TREASURES

Itinerary DAY 1 Following local pick-ups we make our way to the market town of Skipton, this afternoon we continue to our hotel. Relax and settle in before dinner this evening. DAYS 2-4 We make the short journey to Samlesbury Hall where we have included a guided tour of this stunning medieval house. Our guide will entertain us with tales of intrigue and witchcraft throughout the house’s history! This afternoon we carry on to Leighton Hall an award winning lived-in house, home to the famous Lancaster furniture making Gillow dynasty. Again we have arranged a guide to explore the house, following which you can enjoy the delightful gardens and grounds. This morning we head to Rawtenstall and the East

£297

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HHHH Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa, Clayton Le Moors This converted 700 year old country manor retains many of the building’s original features, such as the striking turrets and porticos. An indoor pool, steam room, rock sauna, aroma grotto and bio sauna await you in the Spa. The contemporary en-suite rooms blend age-old comfort with modern design. All bedrooms offer hairdryer, ironing facilities, flat-screen TV, and tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.

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Lancashire Steam Railway, admiring the scenery as we journey through the beautiful Lancashire countryside to Bury. On arrival we have included entrance to the fantastic Bury Transport Museum followed by free time for lunch and an opportunity to experience the famous Bury Market before returning by train to Rawtenstall. After breakfast sit back and enjoy a scenic journey through the Ribble Valley as we make our way to Oswaldtwistle to visit the famous Mills, an ‘Aladdin’s Cave’ of local foods, produce and clothing! From here we carry on to Gawthorpe Hall to marvel at this Elizabethan house and its lavish interiors. DAY 5 This morning we begin our journey home calling off en-route for a comfort stop at the market town of Keighley.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visits to Skipton, Keighley, Oswaldtwistle Mills and Bury 䡲 Steam rail excursion on the East Lancs Railway 䡲 Entrances to Gawthorpe Hall, Samlesbury Hall, Leighton Hall and Bury Transport Museum

DEPARTURE

21st April

PRICE

£297

SUPPLEMENT

Single £60

INSURANCE

£21

THE GREAT LITTLE TRAINS OF WALES

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So Much For

£315

Our Hotel

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HHH The Celtic Royal Hotel, Caernarfon The hotel offers a blend of Georgian and contemporary, whilst offering first class facilities including a superb leisure club. All rooms are en-suite with colour TV, tea/coffee facilities and telephone. The hotel has a lift.

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Itinerary DAY 1 After our morning departure we begin our journey south to Caernarfon and our hotel. DAYS 2-4 Enjoy a ride on the Welsh Highland Railway for a spectacular 19.5 mile journey sweeping around Caernarfon Castle and the foothills of Snowdon up to Pitts Head, our descent takes in Beddgelert before reaching Pont Croesor. Today we join the Ffestiniog Railway, one of Wales’ top tourist attractions. The 13.5 mile journey offers breathtaking views of the mountains, tranquil

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pastures, magnificent forests, stunning lakes and waterfalls before descending into Porthmadoc for some free time. We board the famous Snowdonia Mountain Railway today, without doubt one of the most spectacular railway journeys. The 2.5 hour journey crosses Afon Hwch, through Rocky Valley and onto Clogwyn Station which has the most amazing panoramas, on a clear day you can see as far as Ireland and the Isle of Man. DAY 5 Today we check out of the hotel and begin our journey back to the north east.

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䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Free time in Caernarfon 䡲 Visit to Porthmadoc 䡲 Journeys on the Snowdonia Mountain, Welsh Highland and Blaenau Ffestiniog Steam Railways

DEPARTURE

28th April

PRICE

£315

SUPPLEMENT

Single £60

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£21


WONDERFUL WINCHESTER & The Watercress Line

Superb

of outstanding beauty viewing pretty canal boats and the local wildlife. This afternoon we head to Basildon Park, this 18th century Palladian mansion was rescued from ruin in the 1950’s and now boasts a fine collection of art, textiles and furniture. DAY 5 Following breakfast we begin our return journey home, with comfort breaks en-route we arrive back early evening.

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Jurys Inn, Southampton Our central hotel overlooks East Park. The stylish en-suite rooms have spacious bathrooms with luxury toiletries. Rooms also feature a flat-screen TV, work desk and high speed internet access.

What’s included Itinerary DAY 1 With local pick-ups completed we travel south to Southampton and our hotel, calling off en-route for comfort breaks. DAYS 2-4 This morning we head to Winchester to enjoy its many attractions, including the great hall and round table, the city museum and of course the famous cathedral which is the final resting place of Jane Austin! Later this afternoon we carry on to Alton and join the Watercress Line Steam Railway for a scenic journey to Alresford. On arrival you can enjoy some free time to browse the antique shops before

returning to the hotel. Today we head to the south coast to celebrate the maritime heritage of Portsmouth, flaunting Henry VIII’S beloved Mary Rose, Nelson’s infamous HMS Victory, the HMS Warrior and The Royal Navy Museum. Portsmouth also offers the 170 metre high Spinnaker Tower which can be ascended by an internal high-speed or external glass lift to experience the magnificent views over the Isle of Wight! Our third excursion takes us to Basingstoke and the Canal Visitor Centre where we join a cruise through the SSSI Nature Reserve, we journey through this area

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visits to Winchester and Portsmouth 䡲 Journey on the Watercress Line Steam Railway 䡲 Basingstoke canal cruise 䡲 Excursion to Basildon Park with included entrance DEPARTURE

5th May

PRICE

£315

SUPPLEMENT

Single £65

INSURANCE

£21

THE ISLE OF MAN HIDDEN TREASURES

Popular Choice

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HHH Rutland Hotel, Douglas Douglas’s premier 3 star hotel is situated on the Queens Promenade, just a short walk to the town centre. All rooms are en-suite with shower and bath and have telephone, satellite TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 Return Irish Sea crossing 䡲 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 2 half day tours and 1 full day tour of the island 䡲 Entrances to Cregneash Folk Museum and Grove House in Ramsey

Itinerary DAY 1 We depart the local area this morning and travel to Heysham to join our crossing to the Isle of Man and our hotel for the next four nights. DAYS 2-4 Following a morning at leisure enjoying the local area we head out for the afternoon to visit Castletown the old capital, Port St. Mary, Cregneash, we then enjoy views over the Calf of Man at the most southerly point of the island before finishing at Port Erin. Enjoy a day visiting Laxey and the Laxey Wheel ‘Lady Isabella’, the world’s largest water wheel, we

then travel to Ramsey, a bustling port. This afternoon we return to the hotel using some of the famous TT course, through Sulby and Kirk Michael. This morning we visit the west of the island taking in St. John’s the location of the open air Manx Parliament. Peel the island’s only city, famous for its castle and delicious Manx kippers which you can have mailed home! Take in some stunning scenery and views as we travel around the island, don’t forget your camera. DAY 5 Today we return to the ferry and our sailing back to Heysham, we then continue back to the north east arriving home early evening.

DEPARTURE

8th May

PRICE

£367

SUPPLEMENT

Single £Nil Limited

INSURANCE

£21

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TRANQUIL CORNWALL & its Cyder Coast! UK & IRELAND

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Amazing

£339

DAY 5 Following breakfast we depart the hotel and begin our return journey home. Comfort breaks will be made en-route, arriving back in the north east early evening.

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Our Hotel HHHH The Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa, Newquay This recently refurbished 4 star hotel was formerly “The Bay Hotel” and is set in a prime location overlooking the beach. The Fistral beach offers a restaurant, bar, lounge and state of the art leisure facilities. All rooms are en-suite with tea/coffee facilities, flat-screen TV and hairdryer. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included Itinerary DAY 1 This morning we head south west to the stunning region of Cornwall where we check in to our lovely hotel. DAYS 2-4 We visit the UK’s most southerly point, Lands End before we journey along the coast to the ancient market town of Penzance, set in Mount’s Bay and dominated by St. Michaels Mount. Enjoy a free day and soak up the tropical feel of Newquay with a lively array of bars, cafes and quieter, more sophisticated eateries. In addition to the award winning beaches you may wish to take advantage of

the hotels impressive spa and relax by the pool! After breakfast we visit the pretty resort of St. Ives, where you can sample the real cornish pasty, explore the harbour or visit one of the excellent museums. Our next visit is to Healeys famous Cyder Farm. Inhale the rich scent of maturing cyder as a guide escorts you deep into a world, where heritage, craft and innovation combine. Ride through the orchards on tractors, view the barrel-lined cellars, marvel at the copper pot still where the cyder magic happens and of course sample the goods with an included pasty and pint, this is a day out like no other!

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visits to Lands End, St. Ives and Penzance 䡲 Free time in Newquay 䡲 Guided visit to Healeys Cyder Farm

DEPARTURE

11th May

PRICE

£339

SUPPLEMENT

Single £Nil Limited

INSURANCE

£21

SCOTLAND’S ROMANTIC WATERWAYS

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DAY 1 We head for Scotland this morning and with comfort stops en-route we arrive at our hotel late afternoon, enjoy some time to relax before your evening meal. DAYS 2-4 After a Scottish breakfast you may like to join today’s excursion to Loch Katrine and the Trossachs. Take your seat on the SS Sir Walter Scott Steamer as we cruise around the loch enjoying the natural beauty and breath taking views. Our next visit is to Stirling for some free time before returning to our hotel later this afternoon. Our excursion today takes us to Falkirk to experience one of Scotland’s top attractions, the Falkirk Wheel. Enjoy a boat trip and see the only rotating boat lift in the world before continuing onto Edinburgh. Here we

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Our Hotel

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Itinerary

Delightful

join a Forth River cruise taking in the famous bridges and Inchcolm Island to view the wildlife, including seals and dolphins! Our “Loch-tastic” tour today is a spectacular journey through the countryside. Our first stop is the “Queen of Scottish Lochs” as we visit Loch Lomond, before carrying on through the beautiful Arrochar with its dramatic mountain backdrop. We then visit Loch Fyne, Loch Eck and the famous Holy Loch to Dunoon where we can enjoy some free time. We board a ferry to cross the Firth of Clyde to Gourock and return to the hotel over the River Clyde’s Erskine Bridge. DAY 5 This morning we re-join the coach and retrace our steps back to the north east, with comfort stops en-route we arrive back in to the local area early evening.

HHH Erskine Bridge Hotel and Leisure Club, Erskine Set in 18 acres of scenic grounds and including a leisure centre, restaurant, bar and free Wi-Fi our hotel offers the full package. The bar offers local whiskies, beverages and snacks. The modern leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, hot tub, sauna and steam room. There is also a fitness centre, games room and beauty salon, offering relaxing and therapeutic treatments. The elegant rooms at the Erskine Hotel each have a work desk, seating area and tea and coffee facilities. All rooms have a private bathroom, a TV with movie channels and a hairdryer. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Cruise on Loch Katrine, visits to Stirling and Dunoon 䡲 Journey on the Falkirk Wheel and Forth River Cruise 䡲 Loch Tour – Loch’s Lomond, Fyne, Eck and Holy Loch DEPARTURE

19th May

PRICE

£327

SUPPLEMENT

Single £65

INSURANCE

£21


THE PICTURE POSTCARD PEAKS

Beautiful

DAY 5 We begin our journey back to the north east this morning with refreshment stops en-route.

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HHHH Menzies Mickleover Court Hotel, Derby Ideally located, the hotel offers air-conditioned rooms, Brasserie Restaurant, a Starbucks Coffee outlet and a leisure club including: swimming pool, sauna, spa and on-site hair and beauty salon providing a range of treatments. All rooms have modern décor, free Wi-Fi and a satellite TV with Sky Sports. Each room also has a private bathroom with a hairdryer, while some rooms have a balcony.

Itinerary DAY 1 After local pick-up points we begin our journey to the Peak District making refreshment stop en-route. DAY 2 This morning we call at the picturesque village of Bakewell, well known for its Puddings – not “Tarts” as Mr Kipling mentions! The original recipe remains a guarded secret, and is kept in a safe at Ye Olde Original Bakewell Pudding Shop in the town. This afternoon we visit Crich Tramway Village where you can step back in time discovering the fleet of working trams, the ‘olde’ pub, cafe, sweetshop and print shop! DAY 3 Today’s excursion is to Chatsworth House, home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and known as the ‘Palace of the Peak’. The 105 acre

garden is beautiful in all seasons and offers 5 miles of walks with a maze as well as rare trees, fountains and shrubs. This afternoon we travel to Matlock Bath, a tourist resort since 1698 when the warm springs were discovered. DAY 4 Enjoy a scenic journey through the stunning countryside as we make our way to Haddon Hall, recognised as one of the most romantic houses in the UK. This afternoon we continue our journey through the national park to Ladybower Reservoir, the upper dams were made famous by the Dambusters in WWII as they practiced low level flying here. Our final port of call is the lovely village of Castleton, ‘the gem of the peaks’, here you have some free time to browse the shops before we return to the hotel.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Excursions to Bakewell, Matlock Bath, Castleton and Ladybower Reservoir 䡲 Visits to Haddon Hall, Chatsworth House and Crich Tramway Village including entrance

DEPARTURE

26th May

PRICE

£319

SUPPLEMENT

Single £60

INSURANCE

£21

THE EDEN PROJECT & Lost Gardens of Heligan

Divine

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restaurant, bar, lounge and state of the art leisure facilities. All rooms are en-suite with tea/coffee facilities, flat-screen TV and hairdryer. The hotel has a lift.

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What’s included

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䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 Free time in Newquay 䡲 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Excursions to the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan (including entrance) 䡲 Visits to Truro and Charlestown

Itinerary DAY 1 We make our way south this morning arriving at the hotel in time to relax before this evening’s meal. DAYS 2-4 This morning we visit The Eden Project, explore the Giant Biomes and it’s various climates and flowers, plus witness the springtime bloom with a riot of colour as over half a million bulbs flourish. We will also visit the quaint harbour village of Charlestown. Spend a day at leisure enjoying all Newquay has to offer. We visit the Lost Gardens of Heligan, recently rediscovered and brought back to life, you can visit the

exotic fruit houses, Italian garden and grotto, the 30-acre ‘Lost Valley’ and the subtropical ‘Jungle’ garden. We return to the hotel via Truro, dominated by the tall spire of the Gothic cathedral. DAY 5 Today we check out of our hotel and begin our journey back to the north east.

Our Hotel HHHH The Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa, Newquay This recently refurbished 4 star hotel is set in a prime location overlooking the beach. The Fistral beach offers a

DEPARTURE

2nd June

PRICE

£355

SUPPLEMENT

Single £Nil Limited

INSURANCE

£21

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LLANDUDNO’S SUMMER VACATION UK & IRELAND

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Great Getaway

£305

calling at the beautiful walled city of Chester, this afternoon continue back to the north east.

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Our Hotel HHH Kensington Hotel, Llandudno Our hotel is located on the main seafront promenade, with stunning views of the Great Orme and Llandudno Bay, this family-run 3 star hotel offers a high standard of service and a very warm welcome. The hotel boasts a restaurant, a lounge bar and 2 comfortable residents’ lounges which overlooks the bay. All rooms are en-suite with TV and tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included Itinerary DAY 1 We journey to north Wales this morning arriving at our hotel mid-afternoon. After settling in you may wish to explore a bit of Llandudno before dinner this evening. DAYS 2-4 Spend a day discovering the ‘Queen of Welsh resorts’ with a day at leisure in Llandudno, stroll around the promenade, take in the charming pier, enjoy a ride on the famous tramway or sample the modern shopping arcade. Following breakfast this morning we take a scenic drive along the coast to the Isle of Anglesey. We will

pay a visit to Llanfair PG, the town made famous for its very long name, far too long to print it here! On our tour round the Isle we will call at Beaumaris, dominated by its unfinished fortress, before ending the day at Bangor, well known for its cathedral, university and pier with views over the Menai Strait. Our excursion today is the Snowdonia National Park. We visit the pretty mountain village of Betws-y-Coed and then experience the unrivalled scenery as we travel through Llanberis to call at Caernarfon, home to one of the UK’s finest castle’s. DAY 5 We begin our return journey home after breakfast,

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Snowdonia tour visiting Betws-y-Coed and Caernarfon 䡲 Isle of Anglesey tour visiting Llanfair PG, Beaumaris and Bangor 䡲 Free time in Llandudno 䡲 Visit to Chester DEPARTURE

9th June

PRICE

£305

SUPPLEMENT

Single £Nil Limited

INSURANCE

£21

KENTS CASTLE’S, RIPE VINES & Railway Lines

5

Quality

£356

DAY 5 This morning we begin our journey back to the north east with refreshment stops en-route.

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Our Hotel HHHH Bridgewood Manor Hotel, Chatham Our hotel is ideally located for our itinerary and renowned for its fine food and service. All rooms are en-suite with full size bath and power shower, they include tea/coffee making facilities, trouser press, TV and broadband internet connection. The hotel has a lift.

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Itinerary DAY 1 We make our way to Kent this morning taking comfort stops en-route. DAYS 2-4 Enjoy a day visiting Hever Castle and Gardens, this romantic double moated 13th Century castle was once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. The spectacular Edwardian and Tudor walled rose garden is a real treat and not to be missed! This morning we head to Tenterden where we join the Kent and East Sussex Railway for a steam train ride through High Weald to one of the most famous and evocative castles in Britain. Bodiam Castle, is

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the most complete castle in England on arrival we learn the fascinating story of the castle and its inhabitants before enjoying free time to explore. We board the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway this morning, enjoy a beautiful steam train journey along the south coast to Dungeness and then return via New Romney where there is a chance to visit the café and model railway exhibition. Our next visit is to Biddenden Vineyard which includes a guided tour and taster of the excellent wines and ciders produced in the heart of Kent.

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visits to Biddenden Vineyards including tour and tasting 䡲 Journey on the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Steam Railway 䡲 Visits to Hever Castle and Bodiam Castle including entrance 䡲 Journey on the Kent and East Sussex Steam Railway

DEPARTURE

15th June

PRICE

£356

SUPPLEMENT

Single £80

INSURANCE

£21


THE DELIGHTS OF DEVON

Area of Beauty

Join our excursion to Exmouth the oldest coastal resort in Devon, boasting 2 miles of beaches, stunning scenery of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast and a diverse range of shops all adds up to a wonderful day out. DAY 5 This morning we make our way back to the north east arriving late afternoon/early evening.

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Our Hotel HHH Best Western Gleneagles Hotel, Torquay A well presented hotel with comfortable sitting areas and modern dining/bar area. All rooms come with en-suite facilities, TV, telephone, tea/coffee facilities. The hotel has a lift although there may be a couple of stairs in between.

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Itinerary DAY 1 After local pick-ups we make our way to the south west coast, refreshment stops en-route. DAYS 2-4 Our excursion takes us to the popular resort of Paignton with its pretty seafront and the Esplanade with cafés, amusements and long sandy beaches. We then travel to Dartmouth with its array of shops and houses lining the riverside in a most

perfect setting. Our final visit is to the pretty fishing village of Brixham, admire the old cottages and attractive harbour before returning to the hotel. Day at leisure to enjoy Torquay, with its gentle climate, marina, traditional harbour and palm trees, Torquay, has been a top holiday destination since Victorian times. Relax and enjoy the cosmopolitan atmosphere of this superb resort.

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Entertainment 䡲 Excursions and visits with free time to Exmouth, Paignton, Brixham and Dartmouth

DEPARTURE

16th June

PRICE

£324

SUPPLEMENT

Single £Nil Limited

INSURANCE

£21

DELIGHTFUL DORSET COAST & TV’s Broadchurch

Idyllic

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£329

The bright and airy bedrooms enjoy en-suite facilities, 32-inch flat-screen TV and all feature tea/coffee facilities, hairdryer and a work desk. The hotel has a lift.

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What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Free time in Bournemouth 䡲 Excursion to Poole and Weymouth 䡲 Excursion to ‘Broadchurch’

DAY 1 After local pick-ups we make our way to the south west coast, arriving at our hotel late afternoon. DAYS 2-4 Today we visit the location of ITV’s newest smash hit as we head to ‘Broadchurch’. This popular series was filmed at Dorset’s West Bay against the backdrop of the dramatic cliffs and the resorts shopping centre. Star actor David Tennant was quoted as saying “This is the only place you’d ever want to come on holiday”. Co-star Olivia Colman described the area as “idyllic” and Pauline Quirke said she had “absolutely fallen in love with the place” high recommendations indeed! Spend a day at leisure enjoying the resort of Bournemouth, offering an impressive selection of attractions including two piers, two thousand acres of

parks and gardens, seven miles of clean golden beaches. After breakfast we travel along the coast to pretty Poole, standing at the head of Britain’s largest natural harbour with its famous quay and handsome waterside buildings. This afternoon we head to Weymouth, one of England’s most picturesque resorts with its timeless promenade, lovely bay and harbour. DAY 5 This morning after breakfast we check out and make our way back to the north east.

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Our Hotel HHHH Menzies Carlton, Bournemouth Our 4 star luxury hotel is located on Bournemouth’s east cliff offering picturesque views. Make use of the leisure centre along with the indoor and outdoor swimming pool and the large terrace.

DEPARTURE

23rd June

PRICE

£329

SUPPLEMENT

Single £Nil Limited

INSURANCE

£21

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ROYAL DEESIDE & Balmoral Castle UK & IRELAND

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Discerning

£312

DAY 5 This morning we travel to the inspiring capital of Edinburgh, after lunch we begin our journey back to the north east, arriving home early evening.

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Our Hotel HHH The Angus Hotel, Blairgowrie Situated in the heart of Perthshire, the family owned hotel offers an exceptional combination of professional service and comfort to all guests. The hotel boasts a modern, fully equipped leisure club and indoor pool. All rooms are en-suite and individually decorated for your comfort and relaxation. They all include a telephone, TV, fluffy towels, extra bedding and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift to all floors.

What’s included Itinerary DAY 1 We head to Scotland this morning, admiring the beautiful scenery as we journey to our hotel. Comfort/refreshment breaks will be made en-route and we arrive at the hotel in time to settle in before tonight’s evening meal. DAY 2-4 Today we visit to Royal Deeside taking in the village of Braemar and Craithie church, the place of worship for the Royal Family. We then visit Balmoral Castle, purchased by Queen Victoria in

1848, the estate has been the Scottish home of the British Royal family ever since. This morning we travel to the splendid Glamis Castle and the childhood home of the late Queen Mother. The guides offer a personal touch and ‘insider’ information. Our excursion today takes us to Scone Palace, the coronation place of 42 of Scotland’s monarchs. There is so much to see and enjoy at Scone Palace, the history, the art and antiques, the superb landscape and architecture.

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visits to Braemar, Edinburgh and Crathie Church 䡲 Excursions to Balmoral Castle, Scone Palace and Glamis Castle including entrances

DEPARTURE

7th July

PRICE

£312

SUPPLEMENT

Single £Nil Limited

INSURANCE

£21

THE LAVENDER FIELDS OF NORFOLK & Royal Sandringham

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Perfect Mix

£339

The spacious, air-conditioned rooms are all en-suite and have an LCD TV, a desk and internet access. The hotel has a lift.

DAYS

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Excursions to Kings Lynn, Cromer, Norwich and Lincoln 䡲 Visits including entrances to Norfolk’s Lavender Fields and Sandringham House

Itinerary DAY 1 This morning we travel to Norfolk, we pay a visit en-route to the lovely town of King’s Lynn. DAYS 2-4 Enjoy a day in the city of Norwich, admire its magnificent castle, visit the cathedral, its many medieval churches or enjoy the thriving shopping areas. Today we take in Cromer before making our way to Sandringham House, the much loved country retreat of Her Majesty the Queen. With entrance included you can discover the house, gardens and museum, all of which are set in 60 acres and have been called ‘the finest of the Royal Gardens’. Spend a day experiencing the beautiful Lavender

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Fields, plus hear from a local guide who will share their knowledge and explain the stilling process of Lavender at the Caley Mill before we return to Norfolk Lavender where a cream tea awaits. DAY 5 Following breakfast we travel to Lincoln for some lunch and free time to admire this beautiful cathedral city before continuing back to the north east.

Our Hotel HHHH Holiday Inn, Norwich City Our modern hotel is a short distance from Norwich Cathedral, the castle and, shopping centre. It offers a restaurant for dinner and breakfast, and a lounge bar for light meals. The hotel also offers a fitness centre.

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DEPARTURE

21st July

PRICE

£339

SUPPLEMENT

Single £80

INSURANCE

£21


HIDDEN WALES, TENBY & The Pembrokeshire Coast

Welsh Delight

to the grounds. All rooms are classically decorated, have en-suite bathrooms, TV and tea/coffee facilities. The hotel has a lift although there are a few steps within the hotel.

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Itinerary DAY 1 Depart local pick-up points this morning and make our way to the beautiful country of Wales and stunning Tenby, with comfort stops en-route. DAYS 2-4 Enjoy a visit to Pembroke, a lovely town. This afternoon we make our way back to Tenby, one of the prettiest seaside towns in Wales. We spend a day visiting St. Davids, named after the patron saint of Wales and awarded city status in 1995, it is the smallest city in the UK. We then visit Haverfordwest an attractive ancient town overlooking Haverfordwest castle.

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䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 All rooms en-suite 䡲 Excursions to Cardigan, Tenby, Pembroke, Fishguard, Haverfordwest and St. Davids

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After breakfast we travel to Cardigan, a thriving market town, we then make our way to Fishguard, split in two by the picturesque old harbour and the main town. DAY 5 This morning we start making our way back to the north east, with comfort stops en-route.

Our Hotel HHH Park Hotel, Tenby The hotel is peacefully located above Tenby’s blue flag North Beach with wonderful views across Tenby Bay, The Park Hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool, free Wi-Fi and the Pembrokeshire coastal trail runs adjacent

DEPARTURE

21st July

PRICE

£355

SUPPLEMENT

Single £45

INSURANCE

£21

BLENHEIM PALACE, BATH & Oxford’s Dreaming Spires

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£294

Our Hotel

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HHH Madison Hotel Swindon The Madison Hotel is ideally located on the outskirts of the City. Martha’s restaurant offers a contemporary dining experience with British and Continental dishes made of locally sourced produce and Martha’s bar has a wide selection of wines, beers and soft drinks. All of the en-suite rooms are furnished in a fresh, welcoming style and come equipped with free Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TV, telephone, radio, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visits to Oxford and Bath 䡲 Included entrance in to Blenheim Palace

Itinerary DAY 1 We complete our pick-ups this morning and travel to our hotel. DAY 2-4 Discover Oxford, the City of ‘Dreaming Spires’ home to the oldest University in the Englishspeaking world and of course Inspector Morse! To see Oxford in all its glory why not take an open top bus tour or take a punt along the Thames, the choice is yours! Today we visit Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill is a masterpiece of English Baroque

architecture and the stunning State Rooms are brimming with priceless works of art and magnificent tapestries. Blenheim Palace offers a memorable day out! Following breakfast we visit Bath and its 5,000 buildings listed for their architectural merit, it is little wonder the entire city is a World Heritage Site! Famous for its thermal water springs you could visit the Roman Baths Museum! DAY 5 This morning we check out of our hotel and begin the journey home arriving back at your original joining points early evening.

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DEPARTURE

28th July

PRICE

£294

SUPPLEMENT

Single £Nil Limited

INSURANCE

£21

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LONDON EXPLORER

Capital Fun

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the recently restored SS Cutty Sark, browse the market or take a stroll along the Thames. DAY 5 We begin our return journey this morning following breakfast, making comfort breaks en-route.

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Our Hotel HHHH Thistle Hotel, Heathrow The 4 star hotel boasts the First Edition restaurant and the Lounge Bar which offers drinks and light snacks in welcoming surroundings. All bedrooms enjoy flat-screen TV with satellite channels and on-demand movies. Rooms also have air-conditioning and soundproofing, modern bathrooms, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included Itinerary DAY 1 This morning we make our way south arriving at our hotel in good time to settle in before this evenings dinner. DAYS 2-4 After a leisurely breakfast why not join our sightseeing Tour of London, as we tour the city’s familiar and famous sights such as: Tower Bridge, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, Harrods and Trafalgar Square to name but a few! This afternoon explore London at your own pace you may like to visit Harrods,

do some shopping on Oxford Street, have lunch at the Ritz or catch a matinee West End show, the choice is yours. Our excursion today is to Windsor which boasts a wealth of attractions, combined with superb shopping and a wide range of high-quality restaurants. You may also like to pay a visit to Windsor Castle (payable locally) or explore nearby Eton. Following breakfast we return to London for our included flight on the London Eye, followed by a visit to Greenwich, you could explore its maritime history and

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Sightseeing tour of London including a flight on the London Eye 䡲 Excursion to Windsor 䡲 Free time in London DEPARTURE

11th August

PRICE

£343

SUPPLEMENT

Single £100

INSURANCE

£21

SUMMERTIME IN SHROPSHIRE & The Severn Valley Steam Railway

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Steeped In History

£295

Our Hotel

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HHHH Park Inn, Telford This modern hotel has just completed a refurbishment and has been awarded 4 stars. It offers a restaurant, bar, lounge, games room, indoor swimming pool, spa and sauna. All rooms feature en-suite bathrooms, television, telephone, hairdryer, trouser press and tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included

Itinerary DAY 1 This morning we make our way to Shropshire taking comfort stops en-route. We arrive at our hotel mid afternoon in time to relax and settle in before dinner. DAYS 2-4 After breakfast we visit the county town of Shrewsbury, renowned to be one of England’s most splendid heritage town’s. Spend a day at the amazing Ironbridge Gorge and Blists Hill Victorian Town, the west’s equivalent to Beamish – here you can meet the Victorians in their shops, see all the animals, enjoy a cart ride with a

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cone of traditional fish and chips, make sure you enjoy the spectacular views from the Incline Lift to the Lower Town, where you can take a ride on the Clay Mine Railway. We have a leisurely morning to enjoy Telford and all of its attractions. Early afternoon we make the short journey to Bridgnorth, here we board the Severn Valley Railway for a steam-hauled 16-mile journey through some of England’s most breathtaking scenery. DAY 5 This morning we begin our journey back to the north east.

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䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visits to Shrewsbury, Ironbridge and Blists Hill Victorian Town includes entrance 䡲 Included journey on the Severn Valley Steam Railway

DEPARTURE

25th August

PRICE

£295

SUPPLEMENT

Single £60

INSURANCE

£21


THE GARDENS OF THE ENGLISH SHIRES

Inspiring

cotton mill, powered by Europe’s most powerful working waterwheel. This afternoon we visit Tatton Park an historic mansion with beautiful award winning gardens, along with a working farm. DAY 5 After breakfast we call at the Ness Botanic Gardens, admire the displays of many flowering trees and shrubs. This afternoon we return back to the north east.

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HHH De Vere Wychwood Park Hotel Set in its own grounds with magnificent views of the Cheshire countryside. All rooms are en-suite and offer tea/coffee facilities, TV with satellite channels and telephone. The hotel has a lift.

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Itinerary DAY 1 We depart the local area and head to RHS Harlow Carr this morning, admire the beauty and take a walk along the main borders and through the peaceful woodland. This afternoon we continue on to our hotel. DAYS 2-4 Today we visit Trentham Estate, one of the finest gardens in Britain and providing a year round display of colour. Pay a visit to the shopping village with its 60 timber lodges offering independent outlets, cafes and restaurants. After lunch we visit the

Wedgwood Visitor Centre for the Master Ceramic Experience. Spend a morning exploring Nantwich, a charming historical market town with its quaint winding medieval market streets littered with black and white Tudor buildings. This afternoon we move onto Northwich, a spacious retail market hall comprising of nearly 60 specialist shops and stalls. Following breakfast we visit the filming site for the popular Channel 4 drama series “The Mill”, discover how a complete industrial community lived and visit the

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visits to Trentham Estate, Wedgewood Visitor Centre, RHS Harlow Carr, Ness Botanic Gardens, Chester and Quarry Bank Mill DEPARTURE

25th August

PRICE

£334

SUPPLEMENT

Single £60

INSURANCE

£21

THE CASTLES & GARDENS OF KENT

Favourite

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£378

brassiere restaurant, comfortable bar and fullyequipped health and leisure club with indoor heated pool and everything you need to help unwind. All rooms are en-suite and feature flat-screen TV, tea/coffee facilities, telephone and complimentary Wi-Fi. The hotel has a lift, some floors are not covered by lift.

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Itinerary DAY 1 We depart the local area this morning and travel to Kent making comfort breaks en-route. DAYS 2-4 Enjoy a visit to the “Loveliest castle in the world” Leeds Castle, set in 500 acres on two islands it has been home to royalty, lords and ladies for over 1000 years. We also call at the Gardens of Sissinghurst, created by Vita Sackville-West and Sir Harold Nicolson, its intimate grounds of an Elizabethan mansion offers romantic little compartments filled with colourful floral displays, unspoilt lakeside and woodland walks. Today we call at the Georgian spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells where you can enjoy the local shops, cafes and bars available along the “Pantiles”,

we then make our way to Penshurst Place, set in 11 acres of walled gardens. We visit fairytale 14th Century Bodiam Castle one of Britain’s most romantic and picturesque castles. Our second visit is to Chartwell, the family home of Sir Winston Churchill. With rooms remaining much as they were when he lived here. DAY 5 After breakfast we begin retracing our steps back to the north east.

Our Hotel HHHH Mercure Hotel, Maidstone Our hotel is located in the heart of Kent and is built around a Georgian country house surrounded by 26 acres of parkland adjacent to Leeds Castle. The hotel offers a

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visits to Chartwell, Leeds Castle, Bodiam Castle, Chartwell, Sissinghurst and Penshurst Gardens with entrances included

DEPARTURE

1st September

PRICE

£378

SUPPLEMENT

Single £80

INSURANCE

£21

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OYSTERS & COCKLES – Southend and Clacton on Sea

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£355

panoramic views of London and the surrounding Essex countryside. All bedrooms are en-suite with air-conditioning, power shower, flat-screen TV and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.

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Seaside Stunner

Itinerary DAY 1 We depart local pick-ups and travel to Southend-on-Sea, with comfort breaks en-route we arrive at our hotel in time to relax before dinner. DAYS 2-4 This morning we make our way to Clacton-on-Sea, admire its award winning beach, fun packed pier, beautifully maintained seafront gardens and amusements. This afternoon we head to RHS Hyde Hall, the 360 acre estate blends lovely scenery with stunning gardens. Today we take a tour of the local area calling at Shoeburyness, once a fortified Roman settlement. We then we head to the village of Canewdon offering amazing views over the Estuary, this afternoon we head to the picturesque Leigh-on-Sea, with niche shops, restaurants and parks this is a perfect place to

enjoy some lunch. Our final call is to Old Leigh, a historical fishing village complete with craft shops, inns, fishing boats and cockle sheds along the shoreline! Enjoy free time to explore Southend and its seven-miles of award winning beaches, visit the world’s longest leisure pier and take a train ride to the end or relax in one of the many parks and open spaces. There are also four museums, three theatres, two art galleries, a casino, the Sealife Centre and so much more! DAY 5 After breakfast we begin our homeward journey.

Our Hotel HHHH Holiday Inn, Southend The new Holiday Inn Southend-on-Sea provides us with a great base to explore the surrounding area. The hotel boasts a Rooftop restaurant and bar offering amazing

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visits to Clacton-on-Sea, Hyde Hall and coastal tour calling at Shoeburyness, Canewdon, Leigh-on-Sea and Old Leigh 䡲 Free time in Southend

DEPARTURE

1st September

PRICE

£355

SUPPLEMENT

Single £95

INSURANCE

£21

BRIGHTON, ARUNDEL CASTLE & The Bluebell Railway Experience

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Lots Includes

£335

DAY 5 This morning we begin our journey back to the north east, with comfort stops en-route.

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HHHH Holiday Inn, Brighton The 4 star seafront hotel overlooks the beach and is a short stroll to the Pier and Royal Pavilion. The Garden Room restaurant and lounge bar offer wonderful sea views as does the outdoor terrace with parasol heaters. The modern, airy rooms are all en-suite and include satellite TV with pay-per-view movies, hairdryer, work desk and tea/coffee facilities. The hotel has a lift.

Itinerary DAY 1 This morning we travel south, with comfort breaks en-route we arrive at our hotel in good time to settle in before this evenings meal. DAYS 2-4 Today we head for Brighton one of the south coast’s most renowned resorts. Explore the historic quarter with quaint shops, the extravagant Royal Pavilion or the historic Lanes. Following breakfast we board the first preserved standard gauge passenger line in the world – the Bluebell Railway, passing some of the south

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coast’s most stunning scenery in the period carriages it’s like stepping back in time! Following our train journey we visit the National Trust Sheffield Park Gardens, a magnificent informal landscape garden laid out by ‘Capability’ Brown’. This morning we head to the ancient market town of Arundel, dominated by its Norman castle and Gothic Cathedral. Explore the town’s famed antique shops and galleries or visit the beautiful cathedral. This afternoon we have included entrance to the fabulous castle. We depart Arundel this afternoon and return to our hotel.

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Full day visit to Brighton 䡲 Excursion to Sheffield Park Gardens including entrance 䡲 Journey on the Bluebell Steam Railway 䡲 Visit to Arundel with castle entrance included

DEPARTURE

7th September

PRICE

£335

SUPPLEMENT

Single £80

INSURANCE

£21


THE CASTLES & GARDENS OF SCOTLAND

Grand Scotland

comprehensive daffodil collection. Great Lime and Beech trees mark out the remains of an extensive formal landscape in a distinctive French design. DAY 5 This morning we retrace our steps back to the north east arriving back late this afternoon.

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Our Hotel HHH Fife Arms Hotel, Breamar Set in the quiet highland village of Breamar, our hotel was originally built as a hunting lodge in the 19th century by the Duke of Fife. The building retains many period features and the lounge has a magnificent open fire with the original coat of arms above it. All bedrooms are en-suite with up-to-date décor and offer TV and tea/coffee facilities. The hotel has a lift.

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What’s included Itinerary DAY 1 We complete our local pick-ups and begin our journey north to Scotland, we arrive in plenty of time to settle in and freshen up before dinner this evening. DAYS 2-4 Today we visit Pitmedden Garden, inspired by the 17th century designs of Holyroodhouse. These immaculately designed gardens feature intricate, colourful designs laid out in four parterres. This afternoon we have a tour of Haddo House, this beautiful Georgian mansion boasts delightful terraced gardens, commemorative trees and colourful herbaceous borders

as well as secluded glades and knolls. This morning we head to Castle Fraser Garden Estate, one of the grandest in the area! Its newly refurbished historic walled garden features a wide range of horticultural delights including flowers, fruit and vegetables. This afternoon our visit is to Leith Hall Garden and Estate, enjoy the wonderful views from the Chinese ‘Moon Gate’ at the top of the garden overlooking a classic collection of alpines and primulas. After breakfast we head to the 16th century Brodie Castle and Garden, famous for its unique and

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visits and entrance to Pitmedden Garden, Haddo House, Castle Fraser Garden Estate, Leith Hall Gardens and Estate and Brodie Castle and Gardens

DEPARTURE

15th September

PRICE

£329

SUPPLEMENT

Single £40

INSURANCE

£21

A ROYAL LONDON EXPERIENCE

Discover

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magnificent Kings and Queen’s State Apartments. DAY 5 This morning we begin our journey back to the north east.

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Our Hotel HHHH Thistle Hotel, Heathrow This luxury hotel is a perfect venue for visiting London, just a few miles from the historic attractions of central London and easily accessible via your coach or public transport. The hotel boasts the First Edition restaurant and the lounge bar which offers drinks and light snacks in welcoming surroundings. All bedrooms each have a flat-screen TV, airconditioning, modern bathrooms, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.

Itinerary DAY 1 We begin our journey south this morning, with comfort stops en-route we arrive at the hotel mid-afternoon, relax before dinner and enjoy an evening at leisure. DAYS 2-4 Following breakfast join the sightseeing tour of London taking in all of the major sights including: The Tower of London, Westminster, Downing Street, London Eye, Tower Bridge and St. Pauls Cathedral to name but a few. This afternoon take advantage of some free time to visit one of the many attractions on offer. One of the week’s highlights is a visit to Buckingham

Palace, home to Her Majesty the Queen. View the State Rooms which are used exclusively by Her Majesty and members of the Royal Family to receive and entertain guests. This morning we visit Windsor Castle, another of the Queen’s official residences. A Royal home and fortress for over 900 years, the castle remains a working palace today. Visitors can see the magnificent State Apartments, decorated with some of the finest works of art in the Royal Collection. Later today we visit Kensington Palace, official residence of William and Kate and former home to Diana. We arrive through newly landscaped gardens to journey through the

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Sightseeing tour of London 䡲 Visits to Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace and Windsor Castle including entrance

DEPARTURE

22nd September

PRICE

£365

SUPPLEMENT

Single £104

INSURANCE

£21

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TEWKESBURY & the Three Choirs Countryside UK & IRELAND

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Apples and Spires

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north east, with refreshment stops en-route we arrive home late afternoon/early evening.

Our Hotel HHHH Thistle Hotel, Cheltenham Situated on its own grounds and boasting the award winning Burford Room restaurant, the hotel has a leisure club with swimming pool and fully equipped gymnasium. All rooms are en-suite and furnished to the standards expected of a four star hotel, they all include flatscreen TV with Freeview, hairdryer, iron and ironing board and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.

Itinerary DAY 1 This morning we depart the local area and make our way to the hotel, with comfort breaks enroute. This afternoon we arrive at the hotel allowing ample time to settle in and freshen up before dinner. DAYS 2-4 Following breakfast we visit the lovely town of Ledbury with its half-timbered houses, narrow cobbled lanes and a 17th century Market House. This afternoon we travel to the ancient city of Worcester, enjoy the majestic Cathedral, Royal Worcester Porcelain Museum and the remarkable medieval interiors of the city centre’s Greyfriars. After breakfast we enjoy a morning at leisure to explore the medieval market town of Tewkesbury.

This afternoon we visit “Much Marcle” for a guided tour of Weston Cider Mill. Stroll through the awardwinning Henry Weston Courtyard Garden into a converted seventeenth century cowshed and see the magnificent bottle collections, before sampling the wide selection of ciders on offer! Our destination today has Roman Foundations, Victorian Docklands and a magnificent Norman Cathedral set against the bustling backdrop of a modern city centre full of shops and restaurants. Gloucester boasts the best preserved Victorian Docklands left in Britain. Visit the beautiful Norman cathedral which featured in the first two ‘Harry Potter’ films. DAY 5 This morning we begin our journey back to the

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visits to Worcester, Gloucester and Tewkesbury Market 䡲 Guided tour of Worcester Cathedral and Weston Cider Mill

DEPARTURE

25th September

PRICE

£329

SUPPLEMENT

Single £80

INSURANCE

£21

THE ROMANTIC HIGHLAND RAILWAYS OF SCOTLAND

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Scenic

£389

*The train journeys may be split, so all passengers travel one direction by coach and the other direction by train.

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Our Hotel HHH The Priory Hotel, Beauly With an excellent reputation for good food and high quality, it’s set in an idyllic rural location, perfect for enjoying the unspoilt beauty of the north and west Highlands of Scotland. Having undergone major refurbishment in the 1990’s, the Priory now enjoys its standing as one of the premier hotels in the north. All rooms are en-suite and offer satellite TV, telephone, complimentary toiletries, trouser press and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.

Itinerary DAY 1 This morning we journey to Scotland, with comfort stops en-route we arrive at our hotel in good time to settle in before dinner this evening. DAYS 2-4 This morning we join the Kyle Line train and travel to Kyle of Lochalsh, we journey through some dramatic scenery climbing over the Highlands and through the carved solid rock that leads to Kyle of Lochalsh, it is little wonder Michael Palin described this journey as “one of the most beautiful rail journeys in the world”. We then visit the Isle of Skye, enjoying some free time before returning to the hotel by coach. After breakfast we head to Fort William and the Jacobite Steam Railway, leaving the back drop of

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Ben Nevis behind you follow the shores of Loch Linnhe and the route Harry Potter took on his journey to Hogwarts! Finally the view of the sea and the small islands appear, you’ve arrived at the busy fishing town of Mallaig*. Today we sample the spectacular Strathspey Steam Railway, we travel through Boat of Garten, ‘Glenbogel’ from TV’s Monarch of the Glen and along the River Spey with the Cairngorm Mountains offering stunning scenery!* We then visit the Glenfiddich Whisky Distillery, enjoy a guided tour and a wee dram. DAY 5 This morning we begin our journey back to the north east, with comfort stops en-route we arrive back late afternoon/early evening.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Journeys on the Jacobite and Strathspey Steam Railway and the Kyle of Lochalsh line 䡲 Visit to the Glenfiddich Whisky Distillery

DEPARTURE

3rd October

PRICE

£389

SUPPLEMENT

Single £60

INSURANCE

£21


THE THREE SHIRES OF MIDDLE ENGLAND

Inspiring

a refreshment break will be made en-route back to the north east, arriving home late afternoon.

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Our Hotel HHHH Thistle Hotel, Cheltenham Situated on its own grounds and boasting the award winning Burford Room restaurant, the hotel has a leisure club with swimming pool and fully equipped gymnasium. All rooms are en-suite and furnished to the standards expected of a four star hotel, they all include flatscreen TV with Freeview, hairdryer, iron and ironing board and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.

Itinerary DAY 1 This morning we head south following our local pick-ups, with comfort stops en-route we arrive at our hotel with ample time to settle in before dinner this evening. DAYS 2-4 Discover beautiful Worcester. Enjoy free time to experience the majestic cathedral, Royal Worcester Porcelain Museum or the remarkable medieval interiors of the city centre’s Greyfriars. This compact city offers a great mixture of ancient buildings, modern shopping, street cafés and riverside walks. This morning we visit Warwick. With its imposing castle offering a unique opportunity to experience life

as it once was with various exhibitions capturing the castles fascinating history. This afternoon we continue on to Charlecote Park, home to the Lucy family since the 12th century. See how no expense was spared in Victorian times, the families story is told throughout the house through ornate objects and artwork collected from around the world. The gardens are a real treasure, inspired by Capability Brown. Today we visit Shugborough Estate, the ancestral home of the Earls of Lichfield. This rare working estate is full of life and offers a genuine glimpse into the past, with an operational Victorian servant’s quarters, dairy and Georgian park farm complete with watermill. DAY 5 This morning we begin our journey home,

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 Luxury coach travel 䡲 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Excursion to Worcester and Warwick 䡲 Visits to Charlecote Park and Shugborough Estate including entrance 䡲 Entrance to Warwick Castle DEPARTURE

9th October

PRICE

£339

SUPPLEMENT

Single £80

INSURANCE

£21

THE WAY WE WERE – Back to Yesteryear!

Days Gone By

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£339

£248

DAY 5 After breakfast we return to the present day and the north east, with a comfort stop en-route we arrive back at your original joining point around teatime.

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Itinerary DAY 1 This morning we travel to the ‘The Black Country’, calling off en-route for a comfort stop we arrive in time to settle in and relax before dinner. DAYS 2-4 Turn back-time and remember how things used to be, memories for some, fantastic insight and education for others.... Today we visit the ‘Black Country Living Museum’, authentically rebuilt to re-create the original heart of industrial Britain. Electric tramcars and trolleybuses transport you back in time to the canal-side village, with costumed demonstrations, working craftsmen bring the buildings to life with their local knowledge, practical skills and unique Black Country humour, a superb day out for all ages!

We go back to the Victorian era at, Blists Hill today. Experience life as it was over 100 years ago through the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of a recreated Victorian town. Victorian characters will give you a fascinating insight into life as it once was as they go about their daily lives in their cottages, shops and places of work. Discover Edwardian times today as we head to the Ancient High House Museum, the largest surviving timber house in England. The house retains an extensive collection of period furniture and architectural features and provides a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the people who have lived here over the centuries. Following our visit, enjoy free time in Stafford before returning to the hotel.

HHH Himley Country Hotel, Dudley This former 19th-century schoolhouse is ideally located for our itinerary and perfectly fuses old and new. The hotel boasts a popular conservatory restaurant and comfortable lounge bar. All rooms are en-suite and each include flat-screen TV, free wireless internet connection, tea and coffee making facilities and hairdryer. This hotel does not have a lift but offers ground floor rooms.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visits to Blists Hill Victorian Town, The Black Country Living Museum and Ancient High House including entrances

DEPARTURE

27th October

PRICE

£248

SUPPLEMENT

Single £60

INSURANCE

£21

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ENCHANTING HAMPSHIRE & The Maritime Coast UK & IRELAND

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Fabulous

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DAY 6 Following breakfast we begin our journey home, arriving back at your original joining points early evening.

Our Hotel HHH Potters Heron Hotel, Romsey Situated in the heart of Hampshire, this charming hotel with a distinctive thatched roof. All rooms are spacious and traditionally furnished offering satellite TV, refreshment tray for tea and coffee. The recently refurbished Potters bar and restaurant are the ideal places to relax on an evening. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included Itinerary DAY 1 We depart your chosen pick-up point this morning and journey to the south coast, we arrive at our hotel in good time to settle in before dinner. DAY 2 Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before we visit historical Winchester once the capital of England. Visit the famous cathedral or the Great Hall. Winchester is a great place to visit! DAY 3 Today is a real treat as we travel to Alresford and join the Watercress Line Mid Hants Steam Railway for an unforgettable journey through the countryside to Alton. We then continue to Kintbury in

Berkshire to enjoy a wonderful Horse Drawn Barge Cruise along the Kennet and Avon Canal! DAY 4 Day at leisure to relax or enjoy the local area. DAY 5 This morning we visit the famous maritime city of Portsmouth with a visit to the Tudor Warship – the Mary Rose, the only sixteenth century warship on display anywhere in the world. Having sank over 500 years ago the new £27 million museum allows you to discover her secrets. This afternoon explore HMS Victory, Royal Navy Submarine Museum, the magnificent Spinnaker Tower or enjoy the city’s fantastic shopping centre.

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 5 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Excursions to Winchester, Alresford, Alton, Kintbury and Portsmouth 䡲 Visits to Watercress Line Mid Hants Steam Railway, Horse Drawn Barge Cruise and the Mary Rose all with included entrances

DEPARTURE

22nd June

PRICE

£399

SUPPLEMENT

Single £75

INSURANCE

£22

ENCHANTING IRELAND – Killarney, Blarney, Dublin & The Ring of Kerry

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Super Package For

£414

All rooms are en-suite with a flat-screen TV, safe, tea/coffee, hairdryer and 24-hour room service. The hotel has a lift.

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Resort Hotel HHH Best Western Eviston House Hotel, Killarney Located in the heart of Killarney, our family run hotel offers spacious rooms, free Wi-Fi, nightly Irish music and a leisure centre. All rooms are en-suite tea/coffee making facilities, telephone, satellite TV, radio, complimentary Wi-Fi and hairdryer.

What’s included Itinerary DAY 1 We depart local pick-up points and travel to Holyhead for an afternoon crossing, before continuing on to our overnight hotel on the outskirts of Dublin. DAY 2 Following breakfast we head south to Blarney, with entrance included to Blarney Castle you can ‘kiss the stone’ for luck (optional!!). Our next visit is to the beautiful city of Cork, we head on to Killarney and our hotel. DAYS 3 & 4 Today we head out to the Beara Peninsula and join a boat for Garnish Island, on arrival you can explore the village with its numerous bars, cafes and shops and spend some time in the famous gardens. Our journey back to the main land takes us past Seal Island with a chance to see its mischievous inhabitants! Enjoy a day around the Ring of Kerry visiting some of Ireland’s more traditional villages and attractions. Known as

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the “unspoilt Ireland” its spectacular beauty provides an amazing insight into the ancient heritage of Ireland. This afternoon we board a traditional jaunting car to ramble through the Killarney National Park whilst being informed about the history, legends and folklore of the area, and if you are lucky enough you might just bump into a Leprechaun!!! DAY 5 We make our way to Dublin this morning where we are joined by a local guide for a tour of the city. DAY 6 After breakfast we return to England and then make our way back to your original joining point, comfort break en-route.

Overnight Hotel HHH Clarion Hotel, Liffy This modern hotel is a short drive from Dublin city centre and has a swimming pool, gym and free internet access.

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 Return Irish Sea crossings 䡲 2 nights overnight accommodation on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis 䡲 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast in resort with nightly entertainment 䡲 Visits to Cork and Blarney with entrance to Blarney Castle 䡲 Ring of Kerry tour with Jaunty Ride 䡲 Visit to Garnish Island and Gardens including Seal Island 䡲 Guided Tour of Dublin 䡲 Free time in Dublin

DEPARTURE

27th June

PRICE

£414

SUPPLEMENT

Single £135

INSURANCE

£32


WELCOME TO IRELAND

Real Gem

£429 UK & IRELAND

6 DAYS

Itinerary DAY 1 We depart early this morning and make our way to the west coast and our crossing to Ireland. Once in Ireland we pass some wonderful scenery en-route to Tramore. DAYS 2-5 This morning we head to Kilkenny a medieval city steeped in history, explore its ancient lanes and the majestic halls of Kilkenny Castle. A visit to the Cathedral to see the round tower is a must. This afternoon we call at Dungarvan with its beautiful golden sandy beaches. Enjoy a day at leisure to discover the resort of Tramore. With its spectacular and scenic coastline take a stroll along the golden beaches, indulge in one of the leisure activities or visit the amusements. Today we take a beautiful scenic drive through the Wicklow Mountains to County Kildare and a visit to the Irish National Stud. Enjoy a guided tour through the paddocks and see the magnificent horses before admiring their achievements in the museum. Also within the grounds are the Japanese Gardens which symbolise the “Life of Man” from cradle to grave and are an absolute must see! Today we take a tour of the ‘Viking Triangle’, the collective name for the vibrant historic quarter of

Waterford boasting three national monuments and three museums. Following our tour we visit the famous Waterford Crystal visitor’s centre, enjoy a guided factory tour of the traditional crystal production and a visit to the factory shop. DAY 6 Following breakfast we make our way back to Dublin in time for our return crossing to the UK, we continue to the north east and your original joining point.

Our Hotel HHH The Grand Hotel, Tramore Having first opened its doors in 1790 the popular hotel still offers a warm welcome and has a reputation for fantastic food. Overlooking Tramore beach and with its panoramic sea views form the Doneraile Restaurant this is a superb location to spend your holiday. Duffy’s Bar hosts regular live entertainment, quiz nights and an extensive selection of drinks. All rooms are en-suite and offer tea/coffee facilities, satellite TV, safe, free Wi-Fi,

DVD player, hairdryers, complimentary toiletries and mini fridge. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 Return Irish Sea crossings 䡲 5 night dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Welcome drink 䡲 3 nights entertainment 䡲 Traditional Irish evening with live music and Irish coffee 䡲 Visit to Waterford and Waterford Crystal with Viking triangle tour, Kilkenny, Dungarvan and The Irish National Stud all with entrance included DEPARTURE

24th August

PRICE

£429

SUPPLEMENT

Single £99

INSURANCE

£32

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THE GARDENS OF IRELAND, Dublin & The Valley of the Kings

Celtic Class

£459

UK & IRELAND

6 DAYS

Itinerary DAY 1 We join the coach this morning and make our way to Holyhead ready for our afternoon crossing to Dublin and our hotel. DAYS 2-5 Our Irish guide shows us some of the most historic sites in Ireland today. We visit ancient burial grounds, battlefields of great Kings, pass through the Boyne Valley and visit Monasterboice to see the famous high crosses. After a visit to “Hill of Tara” the Coronation place of Ireland’s pre-Christian kings, we visit the magnificent UNESCO World heritage site of Newgrange Tombs where we have a guided tour of the actual tombs. You will have two free days to enjoy the amazing city of Dublin. Sightseeing is plentiful, with the city showcasing a vast array of galleries, medieval and Georgian architecture, stimulating museums and other landmarks of cultural interest. The famous Guinness and Jameson’s experience offer guided tours, there are also over 1,000 traditional Irish pubs to choose from! Must do’s are shopping on Grafton Street and relaxing in Temple Bar, unwind over Irish music and a Guinness, Dublin boasts the very best craic! Today we take a scenic drive along the Wicklow

coast to visit Mount Usher Gardens, a haven of rare beauty and tranquillity set across 22 acres on the banks of the River Vartry. We then head to Powerscourt Estate, one of Ireland’s finest formal gardens with magnificent views over the Wicklow Mountains. The house offers an array of attractions including audio visual presentations and the beautifully kept gardens, from the ornamental lakes and Japanese garden to the natural beauty of the tree trail and pepper pot tower, the estate offers stunning views in every direction. DAY 6 After a leisurely morning we return to the UK and your original joining point, we arrive home late evening.

Our Hotel HHHH Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Dublin Offering a superb location at Newlands Cross, Dublin, the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel is a landmark building which combines stylish modern luxury with genuine Irish hospitality. LJs bar and café offer a refined and modern atmosphere. All rooms are en-suite and boast power showers, flat-screen TV, iron and ironing board, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer and telephone. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included 䡲 Local up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 Return Irish Sea crossing 䡲 5 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Guided tour of Ireland’s Valley of the Kings 䡲 Visits to Powerscourt Estate and Mount Usher Gardens 䡲 Free time in Dublin

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DEPARTURE

14th October

PRICE

£459

SUPPLEMENT

Single £156

INSURANCE

£32


SUMMERTIME IN EASTBOURNE

Super Deal

£399 UK & IRELAND

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A visit to this area would not be complete without experiencing the cosmopolitan ambience of Brighton, with its distinguished architecture, handsome squares, fine crescents and gracious terraces. Don’t miss a visit to Brighton’s most famous landmark the ‘Royal Pavilion’ with its exotic oriental appearance. DAY 7 We begin our return journey home after breakfast. Refreshment breaks will be made as we head back to the north east, arriving home this evening.

Our Hotel HHH The Oban Hotel, Eastbourne Our centrally situated hotel enjoys breathtaking sea views. The hotel has a large cosy lounge with bar and offers a variety of entertainment on most evenings. In the Compton Restaurant you can indulge in a variety of delicious traditional dishes. All rooms are en-suite and offer tea/coffee facilities, TV/radio, telephone, hairdryer, and ironing equipment. The hotel has a lift to all floors. © Derek Voller

DAY 1 We depart your chosen pick-up point this morning and travel south to Eastbourne. With comfort stops en-route we arrive in good time to settle in before tonight’s evening meal. DAYS 2-6 During the next five days we have included three exciting excursions. Spend three days enjoying Eastbourne, a southfacing promenade backed by lawns and flowerbeds, a Victorian pier and the Sovereign harbour marina to name just a few attractions. On Wednesday we visit nearby Rye and experience it’s fantastic Farmer’s Market, early afternoon we continue on to the historic town of Battle and the site of the famous clash between King Harold and the conquering Norman King William – who built the town’s abbey to commemorate his victory. We will spend another day visiting the charming Georgian spa town of Tunbridge Wells before continuing onto Hastings, see its miniature railway, Art Deco architecture and castle remains.

What’s included

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Itinerary

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 Free time in Eastbourne 䡲 Entertainment 䡲 6 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Central sea front hotel 䡲 3 superb excursions DEPARTURE

29th June

PRICE

£399

SUPPLEMENT

Single £Nil Limited

INSURANCE

£23

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THE NEW FOREST, BEAULIEU & The Isle of Wight

So Much For

£485

UK & IRELAND

7 DAYS

Itinerary DAY 1 We head to the south coast this morning, with comfort stops en-route we arrive at our hotel in time to freshen up before dinner this evening. DAY 2-6 Enjoy three included excursions and two days at leisure to relax and explore Bournemouth. Today we tour the beautiful New Forest we call off at the picturesque village of Burley, here you can visit the antique shops and tearooms before we continue on to Brockenhurst for lunch. Our final port of call is Lyndhurst the ‘Capital of the Forest’, offering an array of Edwardian houses, shops and an extravagant Victorian Gothic brick church. Our excursion today takes us along the coast to Christchurch, with its spectacular natural harbour Christchurch offers a diverse mix of fascinating heritage. See the Castle ruins and the historic Priory Quarter in the town centre, sample the specialist shops, quaint tea rooms and enjoy a scrumptious

Dorset cream tea! This afternoon is spent at Beaulieu explore the Palace House home of the Montagu family, the historic Beaulieu Abbey founded in 1204 by Cistercian Monks and the world famous National Motor Museum, home to a stunning collection of automobiles. Today we cross the river Solent to the Isle of Wight and take a coastal tour around the island. We call at Alum Bay and see The Needles famous for its unusual multi coloured sand. We then carry on to Sandown, one of the few towns on the island that has retained its pier! Enjoy the wonderful views, sweeping bay and miles of golden sandy beaches before we carry on to Yarmouth. This bustling town offers a natural harbour guarded by Yarmouth Castle and lovely cafes, a great way to end the day! We then return to the mainland and our hotel, arriving back in time for dinner. DAY 7 This morning we check out of our hotel and begin the return journey home, with comfort stops en-route we arrive home this evening.

Our Hotel HHH Cliffside Hotel, Bournemouth Overlooking the seafront and a short walk from the town centre and beach our hotel also offers a harbour bar and lounge with sea views. The hotel also offers a swimming pool and beauty spa plus comfortable bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visits to Christchurch and Beaulieu Estate including entrance 䡲 New Forest tour calling at Burley, Brockenhurst and Lyndhurst 䡲 Isle of Wight tour calling at Alum Bay, Sandown and Yarmouth including crossings 䡲 2 days at leisure in Bournemouth

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DEPARTURE

14th July

PRICE

£485

SUPPLEMENT

Single £90

INSURANCE

£23


ISLE OF WIGHT SUMMER DELIGHT

Summer Holiday

£469 UK & IRELAND

8 DAYS

DAY 1 This morning we make our way to the south coast ready for our short crossing to the Isle of Wight. DAYS 2-7 During the next six days we have three free days in resort and three included excursions. Island Tour, today we will call at Alum Bay famous for its 21 colour sand cliffs and the Needles that go out into the Channel, Yarmouth offering stunning views over the Solent, Sandown famous for its pier and long stretches of sandy beaches, Bembridge one of the most upmarket areas and Ryde the second largest town on the island. Enjoy a visit to the well known English Heritage site – Queen Victoria’s favoured Osborne House with entrance included the grade II listed building is surrounded by stunning gardens which have recently undergone restoration: following our visit here we head for the port of Cowes where you can enjoy the local shops, Cowes Castle or a walk along the Esplanade.

Spend a day visiting Carisbrooke Castle with entrance included, Isle of Wight’s royal castle which is remarkably complete with battlements to march across, a keep to climb and a museum to explore. We also call at the historic town of Newport, with many fine Georgian and Victorian town houses. DAY 8 This morning we begin our journey back to the port where we cross the Solent and continue back to the north east making refreshment stops en-route.

Our Hotel HHH Ocean View Hotel, Shanklin Our hotel is located in Shanklin old village and boasts magnificent views across Sandown Bay, it offers a piano lounge, spacious restaurant, snooker room and large in-house leisure centre with heated indoor pool. All bedrooms are en-suite with tea and coffee making facilities, remote control colour television, radio and telephone.

What’s included

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Itinerary

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 Short sea crossing 䡲 7 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visits to Alum Bay, Yarmouth, Sandown, Bembridge, Ryde, Cowes, Newport and Godshill 䡲 Visit to Osborne House and Carisbrooke Castle including entrances 䡲 Free time in resort DEPARTURE

16th August

PRICE

£469

SUPPLEMENT

Single £Nil Limited

INSURANCE

£24

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DISNEYLAND PARIS

Magical Deal From

£149

Includes 2 Day Hopper Pass

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C O N T I N E N TA L

4 DAYS

Itinerary

Our Hotels

DAY 1 We depart early morning and journey south making comfort stops en-route. This afternoon we cross the channel and continue our journey to Disneyland Paris, arriving early evening. DAYS 2-3 Enjoy the next two days at the wonderful Disneyland Paris, with your included Hopper passes you have the opportunity to explore both Disney and Disney Studios at your leisure experiencing all the delights on offer. Whether you are looking to enjoy the parades and attractions for the little ones or the adrenalin-fuelled rides for the thrill seekers, there is a fun day to be had here for everyone! DAY 4 This morning we retrace our steps back the UK and home. With regular comfort stops en-route we arrive back to the north east of England late evening.

April/November – Cheyenne Hotel, Disneyland Paris Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne is 15 minutes walk from the Theme Parks and Disney Village, free shuttle buses operate frequently. The hotels western styling runs right through to the bedrooms which have bath and shower, colour TV. Most rooms have a double bed and a set of bunk beds. August – Good standard HHH Hotel Our hotel will be minimum 3 star standard and offer a restaurant, bar and a lift or ground floor rooms. All rooms will offer en-suite bathrooms, TV and telephone.

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What’s included

DEPARTURES

ADULT

CHILD*

SUPPLEMENT

INSURANCE

18th April (on-site)

£399 pp

£199 pp

Single N/A

£28

7th August

£289 pp

£189 pp

Single £95

£28

14th November (on-site)

£299 pp

£149 pp

Single £119

£28

* Price based on sharing with two adults (child age 3-11 years)

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THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE FALLEN – Centenary of the Great War

£329

Our Hotel

DAYS

HHHH Best Western Plus Alize, Mouscron With a central location the hotel is ideally located to explore the city with its modern décor and relaxed atmosphere. The hotel offers a lovely restaurant and bar/lounge with complimentary Internet access. In addition, after an active day guests can relax at the hotel’s sauna or exercise at the gym. All en-suite rooms feature modern comfort and stateof-the-art amenities including air-conditioning, desks, safe, flat-screen televisions with cable channels, mini-bar and Wi-Fi.

C O N T I N E N TA L

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What’s included Itinerary DAY 1 Following an early morning departure we travel south to the port ready for an early afternoon crossing to France, we continue onto Belgium arriving at our hotel this afternoon in time for dinner. DAY 2 Today’s excursion takes us to Ypres, a town devastated during the bloody battles of 1917/18. Spend some free time in the Flanders Field museum and explore this reconstructed town. This afternoon we journey to Tyne Cot, the largest British War Cemetery which commemorates almost 12,000 many unidentified. We then visit the Memorial Museum of Passchendaele which explains the history of the Battle of Passchendaele and displays exhibits and trench reconstruction. This evening we return to Ypres

for the Last Post Ceremony. DAY 3 This morning we are joined by an accredited guide for a tour of the Somme. The first day of the Somme offensive was the bloodiest day in the history of the British Army with 20,000 killed and 60,000 more injured. Sit back as our guide tells the tale of this bitter day as you visit the battlefields and experience life in the trenches as it would have been back in 1916. See the historical museum at Peronne, the Lochanger Crater, the Thiepval Visitor Centre and Memorial and Newfoundland Park. DAY 4 After breakfast we retrace our steps through France and cross the channel, with comfort stops en-route we arrive home late evening.

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 3 nights dinner bed and breakfast 䡲 Visits to Ypres, Tyne Cot Cemetery and the Museum of Passchendaele 䡲 Visit to the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate 䡲 Full day guided tour of the Somme visiting Peronne, Lochanger Crater, Thiepval Visitor Centre and Memorial and Newfoundland Park DEPARTURE

1st August

PRICE

£329

SUPPLEMENT

Single £75

INSURANCE

£28

PARIS & VERSAILLES

Capital Of Romance

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£219

amazing rooms such as the “Hall of Mirrors” (entrance charges payable locally). Later this afternoon we return to Paris for some free time. DAY 4 This morning we retrace our steps back the UK and home. With regular comfort stops we head back to the north east of England, arriving home late evening.

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Our Hotels HHHH Novotel Marne La Vallée, Collégien Positioned on the east of Paris, our hotel is ideally located. It features a restaurant, café, terrace, bar and fitness centre with outdoor swimming pool. All rooms offer en-suite and are air-conditioned, they include free Wi-Fi access, a safety deposit box and a 22-inch flat-screen TV (tea/coffee are not always provided abroad). The hotel has a lift.

Itinerary DAY 1 We depart early morning and travel south making comfort stops en-route. Following our channel crossing to France we continue towards Paris and our hotel. DAYS 2-3 Enjoy a day exploring the romantic capital of the world, Paris. It’s hardly surprising that headturning Paris is the most visited city in the world. Today we offer an included full day sightseeing tour of this amazing city, you will see all of the major attractions including: Arc De Triomphe, Champs Elysee, Place de la Concorde, Trocadero, Eiffel

Tower, E’Cole Militaire, Les Invalides, Notre Dame, Sacre Coeur and The Louvre. This evening you can enjoy free time to have a meal and possibly a glass of wine before we return to the hotel, this time seeing many of the city’s wonderful monuments illuminated at night! DAY 3 Today you can enjoy a full day at leisure in Paris with included transfers, or a visit to Versailles. This world famous town is home to the heritage site of the Chateau of Versailles, a stunning “must see”. Enjoy free time to explore the beautiful gardens of the Chateau or visit one of the wings to witness some of the most

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 3 nights bed and breakfast 䡲 All rooms en-suite 䡲 Full day sightseeing tour of Paris 䡲 Free time in Paris DEPARTURE

7th August

PRICE

£219

SUPPLEMENT

Single £95

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£28

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VALKENBURG & the Three Countries Christmas Markets C O N T I N E N TA L

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Shopping Haven

£249

of the indoor and outdoor swimming pools plus sauna and fitness facilities. All rooms are en-suite with cable/satellite TV and hairdryer. The hotel has a lift.

DAYS

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 Channel crossings 䡲 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visits to Valkenburg, Liege and Aachen Christmas Markets

Itinerary DAY 1 After an early morning departure we travel south for the channel crossing. On arrival in Europe we continue onto Valkenburg. DAYS 2-3 Explore Valkenburg, follow the candlelit corridors in the Velvet cave the perfect setting of the Valkenburg Christmas Market, held at a beautifully lit old quarry in the tunnels and caves all of which run underneath the town. Late morning we head to Liege Christmas Market, one of the oldest in Belgium, explore the festively decorated and illuminated wooden chalets and stalls. We then head to the traditional Aachen Christmas

Market, set in the old town around the cathedral and town hall. With a variety of stalls Aachen is ‘Christmas city’. DAY 4 This morning we re-trace our steps towards Calais. We then carry on north making comfort breaks en-route, arriving home late evening.

Our Hotel HHH Schaepkens Van St. Fijt, Valkenburg Our hotel is centrally located in the historic town of Valkenburg. All meals are served in the hotel restaurant and there is a daily happy hour at the hotel bar and live entertainment on some evenings. Guests can make use

DEPARTURE

1st December

PRICE

£249

SUPPLEMENT

Single £55

INSURANCE

£28

BEAUTIFUL DUTCH BULB FIELDS & Mini Cruise Experience

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Spring Deal

£289

17th century but Delft has so much more to offer. This afternoon we make our way back to the port for our return crossing to Hull. DAY 5 Arriving in the UK this morning we head for the north east, comfort stop en-route arriving back in to the local area late morning.

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Our Hotel HHH Tulip Inn, Bodegraven Tulip Inn Bodegraven boasts a restaurant, comfortable lounge. The recently renovated rooms are all en-suite with cable TV and free Wi-Fi. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included Itinerary DAY 1 We depart local pick-up points late morning and travel to Hull arriving in plenty of time to check in for our overnight crossing to Rotterdam. Once you’ve settled in to your en-suite cabin you have the evening to enjoy the many onboard facilities. DAY 2 This morning we re-join our coach and make the short journey to the Dutch Bulb Field region and Keukenhof Gardens, known as the Garden of Europe and the world’s largest flower garden. With entrance included you have the unique opportunity to explore and discover some of the most amazing floral displays ever!

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DAY 3 Following breakfast we make our way to Amsterdam where you will have free time to take a canal cruise, visit the Reichs Museum, Ann Franks House, the Heineken Brewery or just soak up the atmosphere of this amazing cultural city. This afternoon we head north of the city to the authentic and quaint fishing village of Volendam. This stunning village’s residents, dressed in authentic Dutch attire offer a warm welcome to all, we also call in at a traditional cheese and clog factory, which offers displays of clog making. DAY 4 After a leisurely morning we visit the city of Delft, famous for producing blue earthenware since the

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 2 nights onboard P&O North Sea Ferry with en-suite cabin 䡲 2 nights bed and breakfast 䡲 Entrance into Keukenhof Gardens 䡲 Visits to Amsterdam, Volendam and Delft 䡲 Optional cruise meal package £55pp 䡲 Outside cabin upgrade £35pp DEPARTURE

24th April

PRICE

£289

SUPPLEMENT

Single £79

INSURANCE

£29


THE CHATEAU’S & GARDENS OF FRANCE

Superb

DAY 5 After breakfast this morning we retrace our steps home, with an early afternoon crossing we arrive back in the north east mid-evening.

DAYS

Our Hotel

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Good standard HHH hotel Our hotel will be minimum 3 star standard and offer a restaurant, bar and a lift or ground floor rooms. The hotel could also offer full leisure facilities, so don’t forget to pack your swimsuit, just in case! All rooms will offer en-suite bathrooms, TV and telephone. The hotel will have ground floor rooms or a lift.

C O N T I N E N TA L

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£399

What’s included

Itinerary DAY 1 Following an early morning departure we travel south and cross the channel. We arrive at our hotel in good time to relax before dinner this evening. DAYS 2-4 This morning we visit the Chateau of Fontainebleau, decorated in a fantastic style, its opulence, grandeur – even outrageousness will leave you speechless. We continue this afternoon to Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte, created by French masters, including architect and landscape gardener André Le Nôtre, this Chateau is regarded as the most beautiful in all of France.

Spend a day in the beautiful city of Paris. Our day begins with a familiarisation tour of this historic city, taking in all of the major sights. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure, visit the Louvre, Musee D’Orsay, take a river Seine cruise or ascend the Eiffel Tower, the choice is yours. Today we visit Giverny and the wonderous Monet’s Garden. Discover the restored house where Monet lived plus the inspirational Japanese bridge and water lilies. This afternoon we head to the Unesco World Heritage site of the Chateau of Versailles, visit the Hall of Mirrors and Grand Tianon or explore the magnificent gardens.

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 Channel crossings 䡲 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visits to the Chateau’s of Fontainebleau and Vaux le Vicomte, The Palace of Versailles, Giverny and Monet’s Gardens 䡲 All entrances included 䡲 Tour of Paris and free time

DEPARTURE

8th June

PRICE

£399

SUPPLEMENT

Single £129

INSURANCE

£29

BEAUTIFUL BELGIUM, Bruges, Antwerp & The Flanders Coast

5

Discover

£345

our way back to the north east arriving late morning.

DAYS

Our Hotel HHH The Ostend Hotel, Ostend Ideally located just 100 metres from the beaches, the hotel offers a variety of local and international cuisine and following dinner you can relax in the Safari Bar which serves a wide range of cocktails. Each room is colourfully decorated with contemporary touches and is equipped with en-suite bathroom, cable TV and desk. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included Itinerary DAY 1 Following an early morning departure we travel south ready for an early afternoon crossing to France. We then make the short journey to Ostend and our hotel. DAY 2 Enjoy a day at leisure and discover Ostend. Our resort is a firm favourite with the Belgian Royal Family and it’s hardly surprising given its charm, enticing stretch of seafront, lovely beaches, busy yacht harbour and gleaming, well landscaped parks. Enjoy a stroll along the picturesque promenade, visit one of the bustling markets, ride the miniature railway or take a horse drawn carriage ride through the city. DAY 3 Today’s excursion takes us to the Flemish

capital, Antwerp. The ancient trading port is famed as the birthplace of Rubens and home to many of his paintings. Antwerp is also known as the diamond capital of the world and offers a wonderful array of old and new styles throughout the city. DAY 4 This morning we head to Bruges, known as the ‘Little Venice of the North’. A truly magnificent city boasting stunning architecture and history at every turn, admire the market square, the 13th century Belfry Tower or marvel at the architecture in Burg Square home to the Gothic Town Hall, Old Law Courts and Basilica. This afternoon we make our way to Zeebrugge ready for our overnight crossing to Hull. DAY 5 We arrive back in the UK this morning and make

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 Outbound by short sea crossing 䡲 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 1 night with en-suite cabin onboard P&O North Sea Ferries 䡲 Visits to Bruges and Antwerp 䡲 Free time in Ostend DEPARTURE

6th July

PRICE

£345

SUPPLEMENT

Single £25

OPTIONAL MEAL PACKAGE

£28

OUTSIDE CABIN UPGRADE

£20

INSURANCE

£29

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TRAINS, BOATS & Gardens of the Ardennes

Mesmerising

£455

C O N T I N E N TA L

5 DAYS

Itinerary DAY 1 Following an early morning start we make our way south ready for an early afternoon crossing to France. We continue into Belgium and on to our hotel in time for dinner. DAYS 2-4 This morning enjoy a wonderful sightseeing cruise of the beautiful town of Dinant followed by an enjoyable afternoon to explore the town. Dinant is dominated by a tremendous cliff that looms over the town, dwarfing the architectural Gothic masterpiece – the Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame. Spend a day at Annevoie Gardens with a guided tour through the gardens. The exquisite blend of styles laid out around an old manor house is a mix of French, Italian and English style which is linked by a series of fountains, cascades and waterfalls! This afternoon we carry on to Hans sur Lesse Caves and a 100 year old tram to the entrance, we then discover a magical underground world of limestone caves over the river (Includes walking with steep inclines and descents).

Today we visit Mariembourg and the “Trois Vallees” steam railway, the romantic journey takes in one of the very best museum lines in Europe as we travel through the wonderful Three Valleys. We then head to the fortified city of Namur with its host of fine cafes and restaurants which boast some of the finest gastronomy in Belgium! DAY 5 After breakfast we make our way to France in time for the return crossing back to the UK and home.

Our Hotel HHH Hotel Castel de Pont á Lesse, Dinant Our superior 3 star hotel is a converted castle located in the heart of the Ardennes. Surrounded by parkland, our hotel boasts a restaurant and bar with terrace, and the heated indoor swimming pool is a nice place to relax and swim a few laps. The hotel rooms are all en-suite and offer satellite TV and black-out curtains for a comfortable sleep.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 Return Channel crossing 䡲 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Excursions to Annevoi Gardens and Hans sur Lesse including entrance 䡲 Cruise on the river Meuse 䡲 Train journey through the Three Valleys 䡲 Free time in Dinant and Namur

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DEPARTURE

18th October

PRICE

£455

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Single £120

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£29


GERMAN CHRISTMAS MARKET – P&O Mini Cruise Our Hotel

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Itinerary DAY 1 Following a late morning departure, we travel to Hull and P&O North Sea Ferries for the overnight cruise to Holland. DAY 2 We awake this morning in Holland, after boarding our coach we travel to Cologne for a traditional and authentic Christmas Market. With 8 markets, you can wander beneath a sky of twinkling fairy lights, treat yourself to some special Christmas presents and try the local produce, including the famous ‘mulled wine’! This afternoon we travel to Lahnstein and our hotel arriving in time to freshen up before dinner. DAY 3 This morning explore Lahnstein before we travel to nearby Koblenz. The markets here are truly breathtaking, with over 130 stalls offering hand-made goods and Christmas decorations you will find all the

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HHH Weiland Hotel, Lahnstein The Weiland is a family owned hotel offering traditional ‘Rhenish’ hospitality and an elegant ambience. Enjoy local set meals in the hotel before exploring the hotel bar in what was a working wine cellar which offers regional draught beer and wine straight from the barrel! The hotel also boasts a sauna, solarium and beauty centre. All rooms are en-suite with TV, safe and hairdryer. The hotel has a lift. flavours and smells of Christmas! This afternoon we visit Cochem Christmas Market, which is just as beautiful as the town itself with its picture postcard half-timbered houses and fairy-tale castle. Festively decorated wooden stalls sell all the gifts and crafts you could wish for and the Glühwein is grown, brewed and produced locally for connoisseurs who only enjoy the best quality. DAY 4 We travel to the delightful town of Valkenburg and its Christmas markets, located in the beautifully lit old quarries, tunnels and caves which run underneath the town. This afternoon we rejoin our overnight cruise back to the UK. DAY 5 Once disembarked we retrace our steps back to the north east, arriving back in to the local area early afternoon.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 2 nights on board P&O mini cruise with en-suite cabin 䡲 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast in resort 䡲 Visits to Cologne, Koblenz, Cochem and Valkenburg Christmas Markets

DEPARTURE

25th November

PRICE

£239

SUPPLEMENT

Single £69

OPTIONAL MEAL PACKAGE

£58

OUTSIDE CABIN UPGRADE

£39

INSURANCE

£29

DUTCH DELIGHTS IN AMSTERDAM, VOLENDAM AND DELFT

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Holland’s Highlights

£445

Our Hotel

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HHH Ibis Hotel, Schipol Ideally located on the outskirts of the city, our hotel is in a prime location for our itinerary. Enjoy the hotels fine restaurants and the 24 hour Red Baron Bar to keep you entertained. The modern rooms are all en-suite and come equipped with flat-screen TV’s with satellite channels. The rooms also feature the new ‘Sweet Bed’ which is designed for maximum comfort. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included Itinerary DAY 1 Following a mid-morning departure we travel to Hull ready for our overnight crossing to Holland. DAY 2 This morning we arrive in Holland and make our way to the home of “Royal Delft” the maker of Delft Blue pottery and the Dutch royal family. After lunch we depart Delft and make our way to the hotel where we check in for the 3 nights. DAYS 3-4 After breakfast we visit the quaint fishing village of Volendam, a popular tourist destination where traditional clothing is still worn by some residents. This afternoon we visit Zaanse Schans a fully inhabited, open-air conservation area and museum boasting working windmills, traditional crafts and shops demonstrating clog-making and cheese-making!

Today we head to the village of Apeldoorn for a visit to Het Loo Palace. Once residence of the Dutch royal family, the palace dates back 300 years and exudes luxury throughout, experience the completely restored 17th century Baroque walled palace gardens, a must see! DAY 5 Your Dutch experience would not be complete without a visit to Amsterdam, we visit a Diamond Factory with an included demonstration before enjoying free time in the city, you may like to visit Anne Frank’s House, the Van Gough Museum or enjoy some shopping on the Damrak! This afternoon we return to the port for our return overnight crossing back to the UK. DAY 6 When you wake this morning you are back in the UK. We then disembark and make the short journey back to the north east, arriving home in time for lunch.

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 P&O return cruise ferry with en-suite cabin 䡲 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast in resort 䡲 Excursion to Delft, Zaanse Schans and Volendam 䡲 Visit with entrance to Het Loo Palace, Apeldoorn 䡲 Free time in Amsterdam

DEPARTURE

22nd September

PRICE

£445

SUPPLEMENT

Single £90

OPTIONAL MEAL PACKAGE

£58

OUTSIDE CABIN UPGRADE

£39

INSURANCE

£32

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SENSATIONAL DORDOGNE & Medieval France

Unbelievable Deal

£559

C O N T I N E N TA L

7 DAYS

DAY 1 We set off early this morning and make our way to the south coast for our short sea crossing to France, before continuing on to our overnight hotel for our evening meal. DAY 2 After breakfast we journey south to the Dordogne, one of France’s most popular locations, dotted with picturesque medieval villages that have changed little through the centuries. Sit back and watch the beautiful scenery unfold as we make our way to the hotel, located near the famous town of Sarlat-la-Caneda. DAYS 3-5 During these three days we have included some unforgettable excursions around this beautiful area, giving you an authentic taste of life in the south of France. Today we begin to explore the breathtaking Dordogne Valley. We pay a visit to Chateau Castelnaud, owned by the kings of England for several centuries. Jardins de Marqueyssac a romantic garden offers more than 3 miles of shaded pathways bordered by 15,000 hand pruned box trees which are over 100 years old. Our Dordogne valley day is ended perfectly with a ‘gabare’, a boat ride on the beautiful river. We visit nearby Sarlat-la-Canade, one of the most alluring and attractive towns in southwest France. Browse the winding streets of this car free town and enjoy the traditional morning market.

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This morning we visit the incredibly picturesque town of Rocamadour, built into cliffs in stages. This afternoon we continue on to Le Gouffre de Padirac and enjoy a guided tour by boat of this awe-inspiring cave system, it’s a spectacle you will never forget........ DAY 6 We depart our resort hotel mid morning and make our way back through France and on to our overnight hotel. DAY 7 This morning we return to Calais and sail back to the UK, arriving home late evening.

Overnight Hotel Good standard hotel similar to Ibis and Novotel, all rooms will be equipped with en-suite facilities, TV, telephone. The hotel will have a lift or ground floor rooms.

Resort Hotel Hotel Le Perigord, La Roque-Gageac Set amidst a 5 acre park, our family owned and run hotel offers you all the comfort expected of Logis de France certified accommodation. Facilities include a splendid outdoor swimming pool and tennis court. Whilst the hotel is rated 2 star in France our agent has visited this property and rates it as a 3 star hotel, it also receives

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first class reviews. All the bedrooms are en-suite, air-conditioned and equipped with direct telephone, hairdryer, desk and digital TV. Ground floor rooms available.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 Short sea crossings 䡲 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at overnight hotels 䡲 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast in resort 䡲 Dordogne Valley tour including visits to Chateau Castelnaud and Jardins de Marqueyssac 䡲 ‘Gabare’ boat journey on the Dordogne River 䡲 Visits to Sarlat-la-Canade and Rocamadour 䡲 Excursion to Le Gouffre de Padirac Caves with guided tour and boat ride

DEPARTURE

8th September

PRICE

£559

SUPPLEMENT

Single £144

INSURANCE

£33


LAKE GARDA & The Amazing Dolomites – Italy

Sensational

£599 C O N T I N E N TA L

8 DAYS

Itinerary DAY 1 Following an early start we head to Dover in time to catch our lunchtime crossing to France, we then continue to our overnight hotel in the Metz area. DAY 2 After breakfast we continue our journey through France and Germany, arriving at Lake Garda this evening. DAYS 3-6 Over the next four days we have included three fantastic excursions and two free days in resort. Spend a day touring the beautiful lakeside of Garda, take in some of the most charming towns and scenery including the pretty town of Malcesine with its stunning castle, Garda a picturesque old town with an abundance of lakeside restaurants, cafes, shops and Bardolino, a charming town centre on the lake side. Finally we head to Sirmione, a medieval centre complete with moated fortress, roman villa and lovely piazzas. Enjoy a day exploring the sheer beauty of the Dolomite Mountains. Experience a variety of treasures from pretty alpine towns with timber buildings. Our half day excursion takes in Verona, famous for Romeo and Juliet and their balcony. Bordered on three

DAY 8 After a buffet breakfast we continue our journey to Calais, across the Channel to Dover and on towards home.

Overnight Hotel Good standard hotel similar to Ibis and Novotel, all rooms will be equipped with en-suite facilities, TV, telephone. The hotel will have a lift or ground floor rooms.

Resort Hotel

sides by the River Adige. DAY 7 This morning we depart Lake Garda and retrace our steps back to the Metz area in France and our overnight hotel.

HHHH Savoy Palace, Riva Del Garda Our family run 4 star hotel is located just 300 metres walk from the lake and features free Wi-Fi, airconditioning, outdoor and indoor pool, sauna, and hydromassage tub. A sweet and savoury breakfast buffet is provided daily, including hot food. The restaurant serves classic Italian cuisine, and homemade cakes are baked every afternoon. The hotel has a lift. Guest bedrooms are en-suite and well appointed offering satellite LCD TV, a mini bar, wooden floors, and free pool towels.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Luxury coach travel 䡲 Return short sea crossing 䡲 2 nights dinner with 2 drinks, bed and breakfast at overnight hotel 䡲 5 nights dinner, bed and breakfast in resort 䡲 Excursions to Sirmione, Malcesine, Bardolino, Dolomite Mountains and Verona

DEPARTURE

17th May

PRICE

£599

SUPPLEMENT

Single £140

INSURANCE

£34

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BREATHTAKING SWITZERLAND & The Bernina Express

Spectacular

£749

C O N T I N E N TA L

8 DAYS

Itinerary DAY 1 We head to Dover this morning for our short sea crossing to France, we then continue to our overnight hotel in the Metz area. DAY 2 After breakfast we continue to Switzerland and Zurich where we will make a lunch stop before continuing on to our hotel in Davos. DAYS 3-6 Over the next four days we have included three fantastic excursions and a day at leisure in resort. Today we make our way through the mountains into Austria and the resort of Nauders, enjoy some free time for lunch. This afternoon we cross into Italy and down to Lake Reschen, later this afternoon we return via the spectacular Swiss National Park to our hotel. Enjoy the spectacular Bernina Express and marvel at the scenery during this once in a lifetime experience as we cross the Italian border, passing glaciers and travelling through 55 tunnels and over 196 bridges! On arrival in Tirano we join the coach and head to the world famous resort of St. Moritz before returning to

the hotel via the outstanding Fluela Pass. This morning we head to the historical city of Chur which dates back to Roman times. We continue on to Vaduz, the capital of Lichtenstein is a tiny country which recently celebrated 200 years of independence and retains its own monarchy! We return via the resort of Klosters, made famous by our monarchy! DAY 7 We have a little free time in resort following breakfast before we make our way back to our overnight hotel in France. DAY 8 After breakfast we continue our journey to Calais, across the Channel to Dover and on towards home.

Overnight Hotel Good standard hotel similar to Ibis and Novotel, all rooms will be equipped with en-suite facilities, TV, telephone. The hotel will have a lift or ground floor rooms.

Resort Hotel HHHH Central Sporthotel, Davos Our traditionally furnished yet modern and equipped hotel is located below the famous Davos-Platz promenade. It offers a brand new fitness area with

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indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, 2 saunas, steam bath, solarium and piano bar with daily musical entertainment. The traditionally furnished en-suite rooms boast balconies and offer a minibar, hairdryer, Wi-Fi, desk, safe, and direct-dial telephone.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Luxury coach travel 䡲 Return short sea crossing 䡲 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at overnight hotel 䡲 5 nights dinner, bed and breakfast in resort 䡲 Visits to Zurich, Laax, Chur, St. Moritz, Klosters and Lichtenstein 䡲 3 countries tour visiting Nauders and Lake Reschen 䡲 Journey on the Bernina Express with reserved seating 䡲 Free time in Davos DEPARTURE

7th July

PRICE

£749

SUPPLEMENT

Single £135

INSURANCE

£34


JERSEY JEWEL

Gem

£579 C O N T I N E N TA L

8 DAYS

Itinerary

DEPARTURE

13th July

DAY 1 Following an early morning departure we make our way to Poole, this afternoon we join the Condor ferry with reserved seating for the sailing to Jersey, on arrival you are met by our hotel rep. DAYS 2-7 Holiday at leisure, with no set itinerary you are free to enjoy this wonderful island with its stunning castles, fine museums, beautiful beaches. Optional organised excursions are available from the hotel through our on-site rep (payable locally). Don’t forget, breakfast and dinner are included each day of your holiday in the hotel. DAY 8 This afternoon we check out and board the coach to the port, with a return crossing back to Poole you are welcomed back onboard as we return to the north east.

PRICE

£579

SUPPLEMENT

Single £180 Limited

INSURANCE

£34

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 7 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 All rooms en-suite 䡲 Return Condor Ferry crossing with reserved seating 䡲 Full use of the hotels leisure facilities throughout your stay 䡲 Hotel representative present daily in resort

Our Hotel HHH Mayfair Hotel, St. Helier Located close to St. Helier’s shopping district and the gardens of Howard Davis Park, the hotels facilities include restaurant, bar, indoor pool, steam room, jacuzzi, gym and sun terrace. The hotel also enjoys evening entertainment. All rooms are en-suite and have TV, tea/coffee facilities and telephone. The hotel has two lifts.

What’s included

FLIGHT OPTION

䡲 Home collection to and from airport 䡲 Return flights from Newcastle to Jersey 䡲 Return transfers from Jersey Airport to the Mayfair Hotel 䡲 7 x nights accommodation at the Mayfair Hotel on a half board basis 䡲 Resort representation in Jersey

Return flights from Newcastle to Jersey 10th May – 7 nights 23rd Aug – 7 nights

£599* per person £625* per person

£100 deposit required to secure seats

*Prices subject to availability

DEPARTURES

PRICE

SUPPLEMENT

INSURANCE

10th May 2014

£599*

Single £180

On request

23rd August 2014

£625*

Single £180

On request

ATOL protected Flight Packages are supplied by Modern Hotels and are only valid when booked directly with Gardiners NMC, flight packages are not covered by BCH.

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THE LAKES & MOUNTAINS of the Austrian Tyrol

Best Seller

£659

C O N T I N E N TA L

9 DAYS

Itinerary DAY 1 We travel to Dover this morning for an early afternoon channel crossing. Comfort breaks will be made en-route to our overnight hotel, arriving in time for dinner. DAY 2 Following breakfast, we continue on through Germany and into Austria arriving at our hotel this evening, in good time to familiarise yourself before dinner. DAYS 3-7 During the next five days we have included four excursions and a free day to explore our resort of Landeck, a popular shopping area with the towns landmark Schloss Landeck or Landeck Castle, dating back to the early 13th century. Experience the Tyrolean capital of Innsbruck twice host city to the Winter Olympic Games. This afternoon we call at Wattens for a visit and tour of the world famous Swarovski Crystal World. Our excursion today takes a scenic drive over the stunning Arlberg Pass, marvel at the amazing sights of the Austrian countryside and call at the pretty village of Lech and the stylish St. Anton. Today we head to Jenbach where we board the fantastic narrow gauge railway to Seespitz, another unforgettable experience. We then continue on to Achensee where we take a cruise on the largest and most beautiful of the Tyrolean lakes. This morning we journey to Fugen and join the historic Ziller Valley steam train, a nostalgic journey through magnificent scenery to Mayrhofen whilst enjoying some live music and a glass of local schnapps en-route! The Zillertal is one of Austria’s most famous narrow gauge railways and has been in operation since 1902. DAY 8 We depart our resort hotel this morning and make our way back through Germany to Belgium and our overnight hotel. DAY 9 This morning we return to Calais and sail back

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to the UK. Comfort breaks will be made en-route as we journey back to the north east, arriving home late evening.

Overnight Hotel Good standard hotel similar to Ibis and Novotel, all rooms will be equipped with en-suite facilities, TV, telephone. The hotel will have a lift or ground floor rooms.

Resort Hotel HHH Sonne Hotel Landeck The Sonne Hotel is situated just 500 m from the centre of Landeck. The hotel facilities include reception, restaurant, day bar, fully automated skittle alley, 2 alleys with cellar bar and sun terrace. The hotel also boasts leisure facilities including a sauna area with Finnish sauna. All rooms are equipped with en-suite bathrooms, radio, cable TV and telephone.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 Short sea crossings 䡲 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at overnight hotels 䡲 6 nights all inclusive in resort (see list below) 䡲 Visits to Innsbruck, St. Anton, Lech, Swarovski World and Mayrhofen 䡲 Journeys on the Achensee and Ziller Valley Steam Railways 䡲 Cruise on Lake Achensee 䡲 All inclusive in resort includes; Welcome drink on arrival, extended buffet breakfasts/lunch, 4 course dinner followed by tea/coffee, unlimited soft drinks all day, unlimited beer and wine midday11pm, one 9 pin bowling evening with prizes, one evening dancing entertainment, one Tyrolean farmers buffet dinner, farewell candlelit dinner DEPARTURE

12th August

PRICE

£659

SUPPLEMENT

Single £45

INSURANCE

£35


THE COTE D’AZUR – French & Italian Riviera’s

Fantastic

£669 C O N T I N E N TA L

10 DAYS

g Stunnin Hotel

Itinerary DAY 1 We begin our journey south this morning ready for our crossing to France, we then continue to the overnight hotel ready for dinner this evening. DAY 2 Following a continental breakfast this morning we continue our journey to Diano Marina. DAYS 3-8 During the next six days we have included two free days to relax at leisure and four interesting and exciting excursions. Enjoy a tour of the Cote D’Azur calling at Cannes, home of the world famous Film Festival and arguably the ‘Jewel in the Crown’ of the French Riviera. Our next visit is to Nice, stroll on the famous Promenade des Anglais or wander through the narrow streets of the old town. Another excursion takes in Genoa, the 6th largest city in Italy. This medieval town is one of the best preserved in Europe.

Set out on an enchanting day to Monte Carlo, the ‘Playground to the Stars’. We then head across to Monaco via some of the Monaco Grand Prix roads. We also journey to Dolceacqua, a charming village with quaint narrow streets and a stunning castle. This afternoon we continue to San Remo, a town of art, culture and flowers. DAY 9 Following breakfast we start retracing our way north to our overnight hotel and evening meal. DAY 10 This morning we make our way to Calais ready to catch an early afternoon crossing back to the UK. We then continue back to your original joining point.

Overnight Hotel Good standard hotel similar to Ibis and Novotel, all rooms will be equipped with en-suite facilities, TV, telephone. The hotel will have a lift or ground floor rooms.

Resort Hotel HHHH Grand Diana Majestic Hotel, Diano Marina Rated by past Gardiners NMC customers ‘The very best hotel we have EVER stayed in’, this stunning recently refurbished and fully equipped hotel offers amazing views and service, swimming pools, restaurant, bar, lounge and is ideally located on the beach. All rooms are equipped with en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, TV, safe and Wi-Fi. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 No overnight travel abroad 䡲 7 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at the Grand Diana Majestic Hotel 䡲 2 overnight hotels on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis 䡲 Excursions to Nice, Cannes, Monaco and Monte Carlo, Genoa, San Remo and Dolceacqua 䡲 Free time in Diano Marina DEPARTURE

3rd October

PRICE

£669

SUPPLEMENT

Single £180

INSURANCE

£36

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CHESTER & Cheshire Oaks

Shoptastic

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£89

provide an oasis of peace to relax, read or enjoy a drink. All bedrooms are en-suite and have colour TV, telephone, hairdryer, trouser press and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel does not have a lift but offers ground floor rooms.

DAYS

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What’s included Itinerary DAY 1 This morning we make our way to Ellesmere Port and the largest Designer Outlet in the UK. Cheshire Oaks offers over 140 stores with permanent discounts of up to 60% off recommended retail prices. Following free time we continue to the hotel in time to relax before tonight’s evening meal. DAY 2 We leave our hotel this morning and travel to Chester, explore ‘The Rows’ Chester’s shopping centre

which enjoys small boutiques, gift shops, designer clothing outlets, art galleries and antique shops. This afternoon we depart for home, arriving mid evening.

Our Hotel HHH Beaufort Park Hotel, Mold The Beaufort Park Hotel is situated near the market town of Mold and is set in attractive countryside. The Scandinavian style reception and mezzanine lounge

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 1 night dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visit to Chester Oaks Designer Outlet 䡲 Visit to Chester DEPARTURE

1st November

PRICE

£89

SUPPLEMENT

Single £Nil Limited

INSURANCE

£13

LEEDS & Meadowhall Christmas Shopping Treat

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£86

not relax with a drink in the cocktail bar and lounge area. All of the en-suite rooms offer bath and shower and include: hot drinks facilities, TV, telephone, in house films, trouser press and free Wi-Fi internet access.

DAYS

What’s included Itinerary DAY 1 We journey to Yorkshire this morning and visit Leeds. This wonderful city is famous for it’s shops, markets and designer stores, you will have plenty of time to enjoy all Leeds has to offer before we continue to our hotel, arriving in good time to relax before dinner. DAY 2 This morning after breakfast we visit Meadowhall Shopping Centre. Located on the outskirts of Sheffield, the indoor shopping centre is

known as the “land of shoppertunity” and offers an array of shops to visit. We depart Sheffield this afternoon and make our way back to the north east.

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 1 night dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visit to Leeds city centre 䡲 Visit to Meadowhall Shopping Centre

Our Hotel HHHH Cedar Court Hotel, Wakefield The Cedar Court Hotel is a contemporary AA 4 star hotel, located within its’ own grounds offering a fitness centre with gym and a pool. The restaurant serves a menu of locally sourced Yorkshire produce, following dinner why

DEPARTURE

22nd November

PRICE

£86

SUPPLEMENT

Single £15

INSURANCE

£13

GLASGOW & Edinburgh Christmas Shopper

2 DAYS

Itinerary DAY 1 This morning we travel to the cosmopolitan and sophisticated city of Glasgow, the former European City of Culture was previously voted the best shopping experience outside of London. In addition to the many shops enjoy Glasgow’s Christmas Market located in St. Enoch Square, browse round the stalls and fill your senses with the smells and sounds of Christmas,

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sample some Glühwein or a warming hot chocolate – it’s the perfect way to get into the festive spirit. DAY 2 After a leisurely breakfast we visit Edinburgh. The German Christmas Market is the centrepiece of the festive season, truly a continental experience. Illuminated wood cabins are laden with unusual gift ideas such as handmade decorations and unique craft items. Sample some delicious German fare including biscuits, sweets and venison burgers. Just next door, the Highland Village Christmas Market will be in full swing offering a party atmosphere like no other. Later this afternoon we return back to the north east.

Our Hotel HHH Alexander Thomson Hotel, Glasgow Our hotel is ideally located in Glasgow city centre on one of the main shopping streets and offers many original Victorian features have been retained. The hotel has a

Great Deal

£85

bar open to the wee small hours and a full Scottish breakfast is served each morning. All rooms are en-suite and have been recently refurbished they offer TV, tea and coffee facilities, hairdryer free Wi-Fi and ironing facilities. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 1 night dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visits to Glasgow and Edinburgh with free time DEPARTURE

29th November

PRICE

£85

SUPPLEMENT

Single £22

INSURANCE

£13


LINCOLN CHRISTMAS MARKET

2 DAYS

Famously Good

All rooms are en-suite and offer satellite TV, tea and coffee facilities, work desks, hairdryer, iron and ironing board and individual climate control. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 1 night dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visit to Nottingham Christmas Market and Lincoln Christmas Market

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enjoy the wonderful festive Christmas markets and the citys two amazing indoor shopping centres. We continue to our hotel late afternoon. DAY 2 After breakfast this morning we make our way to the Lincoln Christmas Market. Thought to be the largest market of its type in Europe, you can expect to find a mix of quality hand-crafted goods, gifts, locally produced specialist foods and entertainment, set against the backdrop of Lincoln’s magnificent cathedral and castle. Late afternoon we begin our return journey making refreshment stops en-route.

£89

Our Hotel Itinerary DAY 1 We depart this morning and make our way to the city of Nottingham, on arrival you will have free time to

HHH Park Inn by Raddison, Nottingham Check in and relax before your seasonal menu is served. Unwind in the indoor swimming pool and fully equipped wellness centre with spa, steam and gym or check out the night life with the city centre just 1 mile away.

DEPARTURE

6th December

PRICE

£89

SUPPLEMENT

Single £12

INSURANCE

£13

YULETIDE IN SKIPTON & The Grassington Dickensian Festival

2 DAYS

‘Christkindelmarkt’, boasting traditional wooden stalls, festive greenery, Christmas carousel rides and twinkling colourful lights, we continue to our hotel late afternoon. DAY 2 After breakfast we visit the Skipton Yuletide Festival, the famous market will be in full flow and running the full length of the High Street. With a range of entertainment throughout the day. We leave Skipton this afternoon and begin our journey home.

Itinerary

Our Hotel

DAY 1 This morning we journey to Grassington and the Dickensian Festival. See the streets transformed into a traditional market with shopkeepers, villagers and visitors dressed in Victorian costume. Enjoy the musicians, dancers, street entertainers plus the aroma of roasted chestnuts! This afternoon we visit Leeds to explore the German Christmas market

HHH Mercure Hotel, Wetherby Situated on the outskirts of the picturesque market town

Festive

of Wetherby, this smart, modern hotel is in an ideal location for our itinerary. All rooms are en-suite and offer: colour satellite TV, hairdryer, trouser press and direct dial telephone with internet access.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 1 night dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Free time in Leeds 䡲 Visits to Grassington Dickensian and Skipton Yuletide Festivals

DEPARTURES

PRICE

SUPPLEMENT

INSURANCE

6th December

£95

Single £18

£13

13th December

£95

Single £18

£13

LIVERPOOL & CHESTER CHRISTMAS SHOPPER

Time To Shop

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DAY 1 This morning we make our way to the modern city of Liverpool. Sample its spectacular shopping, historic sightseeing and its many exciting attractions including the Albert Dock and Tate Liverpool, discover the cities Christmas Market providing the perfect opportunity to get those Christmas stocking fillers from all over Europe! DAY 2 After breakfast we make our way to Chester. Chester truly is a special place to visit at Christmas.

£88

read or enjoy a drink. All bedrooms are en-suite and have TV, telephone, hairdryer, trouser press and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel does not have a lift but offers ground floor rooms.

DAYS

Itinerary

£95

What’s included Browse around the unique 13th century rows, halftimbered galleried shops and grab those last minute Christmas gifts! We depart Chester late afternoon and begin our journey home.

Our Hotel HHH Beaufort Park Hotel, Mold Situated near the market town of Mold and set in attractive countryside, the Scandinavian style reception and mezzanine lounge provide an oasis of peace to relax,

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 1 night dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visits to Liverpool and Chester with free time

DEPARTURE

11th December

PRICE

£88

SUPPLEMENT

Single £Nil Limited

INSURANCE

£13

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THE THURSFORD CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR

Amazing

£227

3 DAYS

FESTIVE TOP SELLER Book early to avoid disappointment Itinerary

cast of over one hundred, it really is not to be missed! On arrival explore the quaint shops before the show, after the performance we return to the hotel for a good night’s rest. DAY 3 This morning after a leisurely breakfast we bid a fond farewell to our hotel and begin our journey to the north east making comfort stops along the way.

Our Hotel HHHH Imperial Hotel, Great Yarmouth One of our most popular hotels with a fantastic reputation for food, Great Yarmouth’s family-run 4 star award-winning hotel offers a warm welcome, comfortable bedrooms, a stylish gourmet restaurant and

prominent seafront location. All rooms as expected are well equipped with en-suite facilities, TV, drinks tray and hairdryer. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 2 nights bed and breakfast, 1 evening meal and 1 lunch 䡲 Free time in Great Yarmouth 䡲 Excursion to the Thursford Christmas Spectacular including entrance

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DAY 1 Today we make our way to Norfolk and our 4 star hotel. We arrive in Great Yarmouth this afternoon and following check in, relax and unpack before tonight’s evening meal. DAY 2 After breakfast we spend a morning at leisure to explore our chosen resort of Great Yarmouth. Lunch will be served in the hotel this afternoon before we make our way to the highlight of the tour, “The Thursford Christmas Spectacular”. A fresh new production each year keeps people coming back year after year – the spectacular is a festival of sound, colour, dazzling dancers, beautiful costumes, Christmas songs, carols, outstanding music and singing from a

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INSURANCE

8th November

£227

Single £Nil Limited

£16

20th November

£227

Single £Nil Limited

£16

22nd November

£227

Single £Nil Limited

£16

28th November

£227

Single £Nil Limited

£16

5th December

£227

Single £Nil Limited

£16


MANCHESTER & LIVERPOOL CHRISTMAS SHOPPER

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£142

Our Hotel

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HHH Park Inn by Radisson, Leigh Stylish and modern hotel offering bar, restaurant and fitness facilities. Rooms provide a welcomed retreat with quality amenities, including air-conditioning, coffee and tea, telephone, TV and en-suite bathrooms. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included

Itinerary DAY 1 Today we visit Manchester with its offering of shops and delights including the Arndale Centre, the largest covered town shopping centre in Europe, Selfridges on Corporation Street is within easy reach. Alternatively why not enjoy the large selection of eateries and pubs dotted all around this trendy city.

Visit the traditional Christmas Markets, which turns St. Ann’s Square into a winter wonderland. DAY 2 Following breakfast this morning we make our way to Liverpool, 2008’s ‘Capital of Culture’, with spectacular shopping, sightseeing and many exciting attractions. We depart Liverpool late afternoon and begin our journey home.

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 1 night dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visits to Manchester and Liverpool DEPARTURE

1st December

PRICE

£142

SUPPLEMENT

Single £Nil Limited

INSURANCE

£13

THE TATTON PARK CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR

3 DAYS

Itinerary DAY 1 This morning we make our way to Cheshire calling off en-route at Leeds and the German Christkindlemarkt, explore the wooden chalets and sample the local produce before we make our way to the hotel.

DAY 2 After breakfast we make our way to Chester. With its unforgettable half-timbered galleried shops, medieval feel and glorious cathedral there’s lots to see and do! Following an early dinner head to the highlight of the weekend, Tatton Park Christmas Spectacular! This new show is the biggest Christmas show in the north with a cast of superb singers, dazzling dancers and speciality acts. DAY 3 We head to Manchester’s world famous Christmas Market, celebrating its 15th year and offering nine different markets with over 300 festive stalls from all over Europe. Soak up the ambience before we make our way home.

Our Hotel Park Inn by Radisson, Leigh Stylish and modern hotel offering bar, restaurant and fitness facilities. Rooms provide a welcomed retreat with

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quality amenities, including air-conditioning, coffee and tea, telephone, TV and en-suite bathrooms. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 All rooms en-suite 䡲 Visit to Manchester and Leeds Christmas Markets 䡲 Visit to Chester 䡲 Entrance to the Tatton Park Christmas Spectacular

DEPARTURE

14th November

PRICE

£139

SUPPLEMENT

Single £24

INSURANCE

£16

FOLKESTONE & BRUGGE CHRISTMAS SHOPPER

3 DAYS

France* as we make our way to the beautiful city of Brugge, enjoy a couple of hours to discover this quaint city before returning to Calais calling at a beer and wine warehouse, where you may like to stock up before Christmas! This afternoon we return to Folkestone. DAY 3 Following a leisurely breakfast enjoy a couple of hours to enjoy Folkestone before we begin our return journey back to the north east.

£139

Channel Hopper

£175

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 Free time in Folkestone 䡲 Visit to Belgium and the city of Brugge 䡲 Shopping at French beer and wine warehouse *Passport required

Our Hotel

Itinerary DAY 1 This morning we travel to the lovely town of Folkestone, with comfort stops en-route we arrive in time to settle in before dinner. DAY 2 After breakfast we cross the Channel to

HHH The Burlington Hotel, Folkestone Overlooking the Leas Promenade and English Channel, this grand period building features a traditional restaurant and relax in the cosy bar area or take a stroll along the front. The spacious rooms offer en-suite bathroom, satellite TV, hairdryer, tea/coffee facilities and trouser press. The hotel has a lift.

DEPARTURE

25th November

PRICE

£175

SUPPLEMENT

Single £30

INSURANCE

£16

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WARWICK & Worcester Christmas Fayre

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home throughout history enjoyed their festive period! Following your visit you may wish to explore the town. DAY 3 Today we travel to Worcester where hundreds of festive stalls fill the atmospheric streets of the city’s historic heart with the colours, sounds and smells of Christmas. You may also like to visit the cathedral or the Royal Worcester factory. This afternoon we make our way towards the north east and home...

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Our Hotel Itinerary DAY 1 This morning we travel to Stratford-uponAvon before continuing onto our hotel for dinner. DAY 2 After breakfast we visit Warwick Castle (entrance included), here you will get a fascinating glimpse into Christmas past. Warwick Castle captures the imagination, but at Christmas time it is especially magnificent. See how those who called the castle

HHH Park Inn, Birmingham West The fresh and vibrant hotel is situated within its own grounds, enjoy the unrushed environment in RBG restaurant and end the evening relaxing in the lounge bar. The on-site leisure club offers an indoor heated swimming pool, steam room, sauna and spa bath as well as a fully equipped gymnasium. All guest rooms are en-suite, contemporary styled in warm colours and

Delightful

fabrics and feature comfy beds with cotton duvets, climate control, Wi-Fi, flat-screen televisions with pay-movie channels and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visits to Stratford-upon-Avon and Worcester Christmas Fayre 䡲 Visit to Warwick Castle including entrance DEPARTURE

28th November

PRICE

£168

SUPPLEMENT

Single £30

INSURANCE

£16

THE BIRMINGHAM MILITARY TATTOO & German Frankfurt Christmas Market

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Itinerary DAY 1 We depart local pick-up points this morning and make our way to the hotel. DAY 2 This morning we make our way to the Frankfurt Christmas Market, the market this year is due to be the biggest and best by far. With a range of traditional German stores offering handmade gifts including ceramics, candles, glasswork, jewellery and Christmas decorations items such as wooden toys, nativity scenes and marionettes. This afternoon we return to the hotel to freshen up and enjoy an early

dinner before we head to the Military Tattoo. The world famous Tattoo has been thrilling audiences for years with over 1000 military musicians, bands from across the world and a variety of other performers it’s sure to be a spectacular show! DAY 3 After a leisurely breakfast we make our way to Nottingham to enjoy the cities fantastic shopping, festive market and themed stalls. This afternoon we make our way north arriving back in to the local area early evening.

Our Hotel Village Hotel, Dudley Our hotel is ideally located for our itinerary and enjoys many facilities, including a quality restaurant, welcoming pub, state of the art health and fitness club with swimming pool, spa, sauna and solarium, and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

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spectacle (and Derbyshire’s well kept secret) the fantastic Matlock Victorian Christmas Fayre. During the day enjoy local and European produce, craft stalls, live entertainment and visit Santa. Late this afternoon following Santa’s parade we witness the switch on of the Christmas illuminations before we return to the hotel this evening for dinner. DAY 3 This morning we head to the famous Lincoln Christmas Market one of the largest Christmas Markets in the country, enjoy the fabulous atmosphere and traditional Christmas stalls. Late afternoon we make our way home with comfort break en-route.

Itinerary

Our Hotel

DAY 1 We travel south to Nottingham this morning, explore the city and its Christmas Market before continuing onto our hotel. DAY 2 Following breakfast we visit the once a year

HHH Park Inn by Raddison, Nottingham Check in and relax before your seasonal menu is served. Unwind in the indoor swimming pool and fully equipped wellness centre with spa, steam and gym or check out

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£179

All of the bedrooms are stylish and offer airconditioning, flat-screen TV’s, tea/coffee trays, hairdryer, I-pod docking station, free internet and a monsoon shower. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 2 nights bed and breakfast 䡲 Visit to the Frankfurt German Christmas Market and Nottingham 䡲 Entrance to the Birmingham Military Tattoo DEPARTURE

29th November

PRICE

£179

SUPPLEMENT

Single £30

INSURANCE

£16

MATLOCK VICTORIAN ILLUMINATIONS & Lincoln Christmas Market DAYS

£168

Splendid

£149

the night life with the city centre just 1 mile away. All rooms are en-suite and offer satellite TV, tea and coffee facilities, work desks, hairdryer, iron and ironing board and individual climate control. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visit to Nottingham Christmas Market, Matlock Victorian Fayre, Christmas Illuminations and Lincoln Christmas Market DEPARTURE

5th December

PRICE

£149

SUPPLEMENT

Single £24

INSURANCE

£16


CHRISTMAS TIME AT CHATSWORTH HOUSE & Haddon Hall

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Grandeur

£108

Our Hotel

DAYS

FESTIVE

HHH Holiday Inn, Sheffield-Rotherham Located on the edge of the Derbyshire Dales and Peak District, the hotel enjoys a tasteful restaurant, relaxing bar and an extensive leisure centre. All bedrooms feature en-suite bathrooms with bath and power shower, satellite TV, internet access, work desks and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 1 night dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visits to a Festive Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall including entrance

Itinerary DAY 1 This morning we depart for Chatsworth House. The glittering 15ft Nordman fir tree and a giant golden crown hanging from the ceiling in the Oak room sets the ambience for our visit The house is an absolute marvel and the lower floors are transformed into a lavish, decorative and dramatic tribute to Christmas. Each year Chatsworth has a theme and the staff and house are costumed accordingly, what will this year be? Following our visit we continue to our

hotel arriving in time to relax before dinner. DAY 2 After breakfast we make our way to Haddon Hall as Lord Edward Manners opens the doors to his magical home to offer a truly unique experience. Haddon glows with traditional decoration and lighting, there are open fires, Tudor music and the very best of festive hospitality – the atmosphere is simply enchanting, a day at Haddon is an early Christmas present. We depart Haddon Hall mid afternoon and begin our journey home, arriving back at your original joining points this evening.

DEPARTURE

8th December

PRICE

£108

SUPPLEMENT

Single £15

INSURANCE

£13

CHRISTMAS CAROLS CONCERT at the Royal Albert Hall

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£235

What’s included

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䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Free time in Hyde Park Winter Wonderland 䡲 London sightseeing tour 䡲 Entrance to Christmas Carols at the Royal Albert Hall

Itinerary DAY 1 We travel south to London this morning making refreshment breaks en-route. On arrival in the city we call at Hyde Park to experience the beautiful Winter Wonderland. Take a browse through the park, soak up the festive atmosphere and enjoy the entertainment before we carry on to our hotel to check in and relax before dinner this evening. DAY 2 Today enjoy a sightseeing tour of London followed by free time on Oxford Street for some Christmas shopping. After an early dinner you’ll be ready for the highlight of the weekend! This evening we make our way to the Christmas Carols and Concerts at the Royal Albert Hall a truly festive

experience in an amazing location. DAY 3 After breakfast enjoy some free time in the wonderful Covent Garden. After lunch we make our way home arriving late evening.

Our Hotel HHHH Crown Plaza, Heathrow The hotel boasts a modern restaurant, Orwell’s bar, a Starbucks coffee shop plus leisure facilities which include an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, hot tub and fully equipped fitness centre. All of the spacious en-suite, air-conditioned rooms have a mini bar, telephone, tea/coffee facilities and TV with on-demand movies. The hotel has a lift.

DEPARTURE

12th December

PRICE

£235

SUPPLEMENT

Single £41

INSURANCE

£16

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A TWIXMAS MYSTERY – “ALL INCLUSIVE”

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Relaxing

£169

your original joining points fully rejuvenated and ready for 2015!!!

DAYS

FESTIVE

Our Hotel HHH Mystery hotel Picture yourself soaking up the atmosphere, sitting by the roaring log fire reading a book and enjoying complimentary drinks and lunch in this beautiful 18th Century hotel. During the last 12 months our hotel has won many awards including ‘Hotel of Distinction’ from its local tourism board, in short it offers excellent facilities, good food, fine wine and quality service. The hotel offers ground floor rooms.

What’s included

Itinerary Twixmas is the 3 day period between Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve, join us for a few days away of ALL INCLUSIVE relaxation, where you can while away your day with your feet up in front of a log fire and let someone else pamper you for a change! This break is an ideal way to recharge your batteries ready to see in the New Year! DAY 1 This morning we make our way to the hotel. We call off at a place of interest en-route and arrive at

the hotel in good time to relax and freshen up before tonight’s evening meal. DAY 2 After breakfast today you have the option to stay in our hotel and continue to re-charge your batteries or join a leisurely included excursion to a nearby place of interest. We will return to our hotel early afternoon allowing a few hours free time to relax before dinner this evening. DAY 3 Following a leisurely breakfast we bid a fond farewell to our resort hotel and begin our journey back to the north east. With a visit en-route we arrive back at

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 2 nights “All Inclusive” 䡲 Visits to mystery points of interest 䡲 One included excursion 䡲 All inclusive includes; 2 nights dinner bed and breakfast, wine with dinner, entertainment and 3 hour free bar (house brands) 7.30-10.30 pm

DEPARTURE

27th December

PRICE

£169

SUPPLEMENT

Single £Nil Limited

INSURANCE

£16

VALKENBURG & the Three Countries Christmas Markets

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Seasonal Fun

£249

use of the indoor and outdoor swimming pools plus sauna and fitness facilities. All rooms are en-suite with cable/satellite TV and hairdryer. The hotel has a lift.

DAYS

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 Channel crossings 䡲 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visits to Valkenburg, Liege and Aachen Christmas Markets

DAY 1 After an early morning departure we travel south for the channel crossing. On arrival in Europe we continue onto Valkenburg. DAYS 2-3 Explore Valkenburg, follow the candlelit corridors in the Velvet cave the perfect setting of the Valkenburg Christmas Market, held at a beautifully lit old quarry in the tunnels and caves all of which run underneath the town. Late morning we head to Liege Christmas Market, one of the oldest in Belgium, explore the festively decorated and illuminated wooden chalets and stalls. We then head to the traditional Aachen Christmas

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Market, set in the old town around the cathedral and town hall. With a variety of stalls Aachen is ‘Christmas city’. DAY 4 This morning we re-trace our steps towards Calais. We then carry on north making comfort breaks en-route, arriving home late evening.

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Itinerary

Our Hotel HHH Schaepkens Van St. Fijt, Valkenburg The hotel is centrally located in the historic town of Valkenburg. All meals are served in the hotel restaurant and there is a daily “happy hour” at the hotel bar and live entertainment on some evenings. Guests can make

DEPARTURE

1st December

PRICE

£249

SUPPLEMENT

Single £55

INSURANCE

£28


CHRISTMAS TIME at Blenheim Palace, Oxford & Bath Christmas Market

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Lots For

£235

Our Hotel

DAYS

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FESTIVE

Jurys Inn, Swindon The modern styled hotel offers a restaurant, bar and coffee shop. All rooms enjoy a spacious bathroom, air-conditioning, multi-channel flat-screen TV, tea and coffee refreshments, high speed internet access and hair drying facilities. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included

Itinerary DAY 1 This morning we make our way to the hotel arriving in plenty of time to check in before dinner. DAY 2-3 Discover festive Blenheim Palace a World Heritage Site and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Having been specially decorated for the season the palace is transformed into a Christmas winter wonderland. Carol singers, organists and brass bands bring the spirit of Christmas to life offering a truly magical experience!

Following breakfast we visit Bath a city so beautiful the entire city is a world heritage site! Explore Bath’s shopping district and the many traditional wooden chalets offering unique, handmade and unusual gifts. DAY 4 After breakfast we visit Oxford, enjoy a couple of hours admiring the German-style chalets offering a wonderful selection of Christmas gifts and seasonal treats. Later we begin our journey home.

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visits to Bath and Oxford Christmas Markets 䡲 Excursion to Blenheim Palace including entrance DEPARTURE

12th December

PRICE

£235

SUPPLEMENT

Single £45

INSURANCE

£18

4H HOGMANAY IN AYRESHIRE

4 DAYS

Itinerary DAY 1 We head north to Scotland making comfort stops en-route. This evening you are invited to a welcome drinks party before dinner, followed by entertainment. DAY 2 After a traditional breakfast we visit Loch Lomond and Luss an area of natural beauty with

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breathtaking views and scenery. We return to the hotel early afternoon for a light buffet lunch and an afternoon of relaxation before tonight’s New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner, after dinner you see in 2015 with traditional Scottish entertainment and a glass of bubbly. DAY 3 – HAPPY NEW YEAR! Enjoy a leisurely morning relaxing before a light buffet lunch in the hotel. This afternoon we head out to nearby Kilmarnock, voted Scotland’s friendliest city. This evening enjoy dinner followed by entertainment. DAY 4 Following breakfast we head for home arriving back at your original joining points late afternoon.

Our Hotel HHHH Menzies Hotel, Irvine Located just outside of Irvine the hotel offers a warm welcome with spacious and comfortable lounge a superb restaurant and bar. Menzies Irvine offers excellent

cuisine and a friendly team of staff, who are always ready to give you a warm welcome. All rooms are en-suite with TV, telephone and tea/coffee facilities. The hotel has ground floor rooms.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 All rooms en-suite 䡲 Visit to Kilmarnock 䡲 Tour of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs DEPARTURE

30th December

PRICE

£349

SUPPLEMENT

Single £Nil Limited

INSURANCE

£18

4H NEW YEAR IN LONDON

4 DAYS

Itinerary DAY 1 This morning we begin our journey south to our London hotel, enjoy dinner and entertainment this evening. DAY 2 Following breakfast you may wish to explore London at your leisure or join our inclusive sightseeing tour taking in the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, London Eye and the Houses of Parliament. This evening enjoy a gala dinner and

Celebrater entertainment in the hotel. DAY 3 – HAPPY NEW YEAR – Late this morning we make our way in to London to watch “The Parade”, over 10,000 performers including marching bands, cheerleaders, clowns, acrobats, a show not to be missed. This evening dinner is an informal hot and cold buffet, followed by some light entertainment. DAY 4 We begin our journey back to the north east this morning with comfort stops en-route, we arrive back in the local area late afternoon.

Our Hotel HHHH Britannia International – Canary Wharf, London Located in the exclusive Canary Wharf the hotel has a full leisure club with swimming pool, sauna, spa and state of the art gym, restaurant and bar. All rooms are en-suite with bath and shower, air-conditioning,

£349

£295

coffee/tea making facilities, trouser press, telephone, hairdryer and TV. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 All rooms en-suite 䡲 New Year’s Eve gala dinner 䡲 New Year’s Day brunch 䡲 Full entertainment package 䡲 Free time in London DEPARTURE

30th December

PRICE

£295

SUPPLEMENT

Single £Nil Limited

INSURANCE

£18

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NEW YEAR in the Lakes

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FESTIVE Itinerary DAY 1 We head west this morning to the beautiful Lake District. This evening enjoy a welcome drinks party before dinner. DAY 2 – NEW YEARS EVE This morning we visit the quaint market town of Penrith before we continue to Keswick one of the most popular towns in the Lake District. This evening enjoy a Gala Dinner Dance, Canapé’s and champagne are served before dinner, which is followed by the sounds of Frank Sinatra,

Quality Dean Martin, Nat King Cole and Matt Munroe as our live band brings the legends of swing! DAY 3 – HAPPY NEW YEAR! Enjoy a leisurely morning relaxing before a light buffet lunch in the hotel. This afternoon we head to Bowness, delightfully located on the shores of Lake Windermere. We return to the hotel in time to relax before dinner which is again followed by entertainment. DAY 4 Following breakfast we head for home arriving back at your original joining points late afternoon.

Our Hotel HHH Best Western Shap Wells Hotel Located on the edge of the Lake District the Shap Wells restaurant is renowned for its fine food and boasts wonderful views over the river. Guests can relax following dinner in the Fell lounge with log fires, the Riverside bar or the games room with snooker table.

The hotel has a lift. All of the recently refurbished bedrooms offer en-suite facilities and include TV, alarm clock and complimentary tea and coffee making facilities.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Pre dinner drinks reception 䡲 Gala dinner dance 䡲 Entertainment programme 䡲 Visits to Penrith, Keswick and Bowness DEPARTURE

30th December

PRICE

£335

SUPPLEMENT

Single £45

INSURANCE

£18

TURKEY, TINSEL & MISTLETOE in Llandudno

5 DAYS

Itinerary DAY 1 We depart for north Wales this morning arriving at our hotel mid-afternoon. This evening’s dinner is followed by entertainment and dancing. DAYS 2-4 To get you into that festive mood the next three days are themed around Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day in the hotel! “CHRISTMAS EVE” Enjoy a day at leisure in Llandudno, tea and coffee are served in the hotel this afternoon before dinner and entertainment with a Christmas raffle! ”CHRISTMAS DAY” Discover Caernarfon, explore its wide selection of shops and one of the UK’s finest castles and the

pretty mountain village of Betws-y-Coed. We return to the hotel for mince pies and tea/coffee. Santa pays a visit before a traditional Christmas Day dinner is served followed by entertainment. “BOXING DAY” Today we take a scenic drive along the coast passing Snowdonia, the Isle of Anglesey and a stop at Beaumaris, dominated by its unfinished fortress. We return to the hotel early afternoon for the traditional Boxing Day activity... relaxation! DAY 5 We visit the beautiful walled city of Chester this morning before continuing our journey home arriving back early evening.

Our Hotel HHH The Ambassador Hotel, Llandudno This family run hotel overlooks the beach and is just a short walk from Llandudno pier. The seafront hotel has an elegant restaurant offering hearty evening meals, guests can also enjoy

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Itinerary DAY 1 Following local pick-ups we head to Lancashire, we call at the market town of Skipton. Enjoy a hot beverage and mince pie on arrival at the hotel. Dinner this evening is followed by entertainment. DAYS 2-4 – “CHRISTMAS EVE” Explore Liverpool with its spectacular shopping, historic sightseeing and many exciting attractions there lots to do! Enjoy an included glass of sherry this evening before dinner which will be followed by entertainment.

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”CHRISTMAS DAY” This morning it’s time to Don your Santa hat as we head to the award winning Bury market, established for over 500 years this indoor and outdoor market has something for everyone! Enjoy an afternoon at leisure. “BOXING DAY” Today we visit Southport offering a famous pier, excellent shopping and Lord Street which comes alive at Christmas. This evening you are invited to a pre-dinner drinks reception, dinner is again followed by entertainment. DAY 5 We call off this morning at Manchester and its Christmas market boasting over 300 festive stalls across 9 locations. This afternoon we return home.

Our Hotel HHH Carousel Hotel, Blackpool The hotel is well situated at the south end of the town on the sea front. All rooms offer en-suite facilities,

£229

beverages in the comfortable conservatory lounge. The bright and airy bedrooms are traditionally decorated, and each has a flat-screen TV and en-suite with free toiletries. All rooms have internet access, and some have views of the Great Orme. The hotel has a lift.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Visits to Chester, The Isle of Anglesey, Beaumaris, Caernarfon and Betws-y-Coed 䡲 Free time in Llandudno DEPARTURE

10th November

PRICE

£229

SUPPLEMENT

Single £Nil Limited

INSURANCE

£21

TURKEY & TINSEL in Lancashire DAYS

£335

Festive Time

£245

television, tea/coffee facilities and hairdryer. The hotel has a lift. Hotel has been recently inspected by our team.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 All rooms en-suite 䡲 Visits to Liverpool and Southport 䡲 Visit to Manchester and Bury Christmas markets

DEPARTURE

17th November

PRICE

£245

SUPPLEMENT

Single £Nil Limited

INSURANCE

£21


GERMAN CHRISTMAS MARKET P&O MINI CRUISE

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£239

to the north east, arriving back in to the local area early afternoon.

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HHH Weiland Hotel, Lahnstein The Weiland is a family owned hotel offering traditional ‘Rhenish’ hospitality and an elegant ambience. Enjoy local set meals in the hotel before exploring the hotel bar in what was a working wine cellar. The hotel also has a sauna, solarium and beauty centre. All rooms are en-suite with TV, safe and hairdryer. The hotel has a lift.

Itinerary DAY 1 Following a late morning departure, we travel to Hull and P&O North Sea Ferries for the overnight cruise to Holland. DAY 2 We awake this morning in Holland, after boarding our coach we travel to Cologne for a traditional and authentic Christmas Market. With 8 markets, you can wander beneath a sky of twinkling fairy lights, treat yourself to some special Christmas presents and try the local produce, including the famous ‘mulled wine’! This afternoon we travel to Lahnstein and our hotel arriving in time to freshen up before dinner. DAY 3 This morning explore Lahnstein before we travel to nearby Koblenz. The markets here are truly

breath taking, with over 130 stalls offering hand-made goods and Christmas decorations you will find all the flavours and smells of Christmas! This afternoon we visit Cochem Christmas Market, which is just as beautiful as the town itself with its picture postcard half-timbered houses and fairy-tale castle. Festively decorated wooden stalls sell all the gifts and crafts you could wish for and the Glühwein is grown, brewed and produced locally for connoisseurs who only enjoy the best quality. DAY 4 We travel to the delightful town of Valkenburg and its Christmas markets, located in the beautifully lit old quarries, tunnels and caves which run underneath the town. This afternoon we rejoin our overnight cruise back to the UK. DAY 5 Once disembarked we retrace our steps back

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 2 nights on board P&O mini cruise with en-suite cabin 䡲 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast in resort 䡲 Visits to Cologne, Koblenz, Cochem and Valkenburg Christmas Markets DEPARTURE

25th November

PRICE

£239

SUPPLEMENT

Single £69

MEAL PACKAGE

£55

INSURANCE

£29

THE DELIGHTFUL LAKES AT CHRISTMAS TIME

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Our Hotel

£435

DAY 5 This morning we head for home with fond memories of Christmas.

Our Hotel HHH Best Western Shap Wells Hotel Located on the edge of the Lake District the Shap Wells restaurant is renowned for its fine food and boasts wonderful views over the river. Guests can relax following dinner in the Fell lounge with log fires, the Riverside bar or the games room with snooker table. The hotel has a lift. All of the recently refurbished bedrooms offer en-suite facilities and include TV, alarm clock and complimentary tea and coffee making facilities.

Itinerary DAY 1 We make our way to the Lake District this morning, we arrive to be greeted with mince pies whilst you check in and relax. This evening enjoy a glass of wine with dinner and meet the hotel team. After dinner test your festive knowledge with a Christmas quiz before being treated to a performance from the Penrith Brass Band! DAY 2 – CHRISTMAS EVE – Today we head to the heart of the Lakes with a visit to Bowness-onWindermere with its display of Victorian and Edwardian architecture and the pretty town of Ambleside. After dinner enjoy the guitar vocalist before heading to bed to hang out your stocking!

DAY 3 – CHRISTMAS DAY – MERRY CHRISTMAS Relax and enjoy Christmas Day and all of it culinary delights! Coffee and biscuits will be available in the lounge mid morning and then a glass of bubbly and canapé’s are served prior to you your traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmings! The Birkbeck restaurant offers a buffet dinner this evening and afterwards entertainment is provided by a comedian and magician. DAY 4 – BOXING DAY After breakfast we head out on a half day tour to Keswick, set on the shores of Derwent Water amid spectacular scenery. We return to the hotel for a buffet lunch. Dinner this evening is followed by entertainment.

What’s included 䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 4 nights dinner, lunch, bed and breakfast 䡲 Porterage 䡲 Full entertainment programme 䡲 Full day tour of the Lakes visiting Bowness and Ambleside 䡲 Half day visit to Keswick DEPARTURE

23rd December

PRICE

£435

SUPPLEMENT

Single £Nil Limited

INSURANCE

£21

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CHRISTMAS TIME in the Scottish Highlands

Traditional

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working observatory at the top of the building. The health club boasts an indoor pool, sauna, steam room, spa plus a fully equipped gym. All en-suite bedrooms have TV, telephone, free Wi-Fi, complimentary refreshment trays. The hotel has a lift.

DAYS

FESTIVE

What’s included

Itinerary DAY 1 This morning we make our way north arriving at our hotel mid-afternoon. This evening enjoy a pre dinner drinks reception followed by dinner. DAY 2 – CHRISTMAS EVE Enjoy a visit to Stirling Castle where a tour of the castle is included, followed by an afternoon at leisure in Stirling or return to the hotel for a festive movie! Following dinner we have live music. DAY 3 – MERRY CHRISTMAS! Relax and open your presents! A glass of bubbly is available at midday before a sumptuous Christmas day lunch is served with all the trimmings included. This afternoon watch the Queen’s speech, enjoy another movie or partake in the hotels annual treasure hunt! Light buffet this evening

with entertainment from a magician. DAY 4 – BOXING DAY We make our way to Edinburgh and enjoy the cities many historical attractions and an included three course lunch at the Carlton Hotel, just off the Royal Mile. We head back to Stirling this afternoon, arriving in time for dinner followed by entertainment and dancing. DAY 5 After breakfast we bid a fond farewell to our hotel and begin our journey home calling off en-route for a comfort stop.

Our Hotel HHH Stirling Highland Hotel, Stirling This centrally located, former high school of Stirling has retained many of the original features including the fully

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Lunch included on Christmas day 䡲 Entertainment 䡲 Tour of Stirling Castle 䡲 Free time in Stirling 䡲 Excursion to Edinburgh including 3 course lunch

DEPARTURE

23rd December

PRICE

£449

SUPPLEMENT

Single £Nil Limited

INSURANCE

£21

CHRISTMAS TIME in Snowdonia

5

Seasonal Treat

NEW

DAYS

£425

DAY 5 After breakfast we bid a fond farewell and begin our return journey home, we arrive late afternoon.

Our Hotel HHH Royal Victoria Hotel, Llanberis At the foot of Mount Snowdon set in 30 acres of its own grounds is the Royal Victoria Hotel. Cradled between Lakes Llyn Padarn and Llyn Peries, the stunning location makes for a relaxing getaway. All of the comfortable rooms have en-suite facilities and feature satellite TV, hairdryer, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift and free Wi-Fi in public areas.

What’s included Itinerary DAY 1 Our Christmas celebration begins, enjoy the stunning scenery of the Welsh countryside as we arrive at our hotel in time to relax before dinner and live entertainment. DAY 2 – CHRISTMAS EVE Awake this morning to the backdrop of Mount Snowdonia. After breakfast we take a half day scenic drive through the Snowdonia National Park, heading into the mountains to Blaenau Ffestiniog and then down to Porthmadog. This afternoon discover Llanberis before returning to the hotel for dinner and live entertainment.

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DAY 3 – MERRY CHRISTMAS! Enjoy a leisurely breakfast after opening your presents as today is a day of relaxation and over indulgence! Enjoy a traditional Christmas day lunch with all the trimmings, an afternoon Christmas cake and tea whilst watching the Queen’s speech; this evening a cold buffet followed by a quiz and bingo. DAY 4 – BOXING DAY This morning relax in the hotel, following a light lunch we set out this afternoon for an included visit to the panto....oh yes we are! This evening after dinner the live entertainment continues.

䡲 Local pick-up points 䡲 Return luxury coach travel 䡲 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast 䡲 Lunch included on Christmas Day 䡲 Live entertainment 䡲 Snowdonia tour visiting Porthmadog and Llanberis 䡲 Excursion to Caernarfon 䡲 Included pantomime visit and much more........ DEPARTURE

23rd December

PRICE

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SUPPLEMENT

Single £Nil Limited

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GARDINERS NMC MOTORHOME RENTAL

From

£315 MOTOR HOMES

Enjoy the open road anytime of the year when you rent our FORD CHAUSSON MOTORHOME, built on the reliable Ford Transit it enjoys 140HP through a six-speed gearbox ensuring a comfortable ride with sensible fuel economy, the “Welcome 28” model offers 6 berth accommodation (3 double beds), along with your home from home comforts such as: Hot Air Central Heating, Rear Lounge, Oven and Hob, Large Fridge/Freezer, Dining Table, TV/DVD/Radio/CD, Clean Linen, Cutlery/Crockery, Bike Rack, Electric Hook Up, Wash Room with Toilet and Shower Cubicle, Awning and a Large Storage Area.

Included as standard 䡲 Fully comprehensive insurance 䡲 Full tank of fuel* 䡲 Unlimited mileage* 䡲 Free linen pack (all bedding) 䡲 Breakdown assistance 䡲 Fully comprehensive insurance 䡲 Full gas bottle 䡲 Vehicle familiarisation and induction (if required) 䡲 Route planning assistance 䡲 Secure parking for your personal vehicle So whether you are looking to purchase your own motorhome and would like to try before you buy, or you fancy a weekend, week or longer period away to explore then give us a call, we’ll put together a competitive quote to get you away!

PRICE CHART

PEAK

OFF-PEAK

4 days

£350

£315

5 days

£430

£350

7 days

£580

£515

10-14 days

On request

On request

*Deposit required, Mileage allowance 1000 miles per booking and chargeable thereafter. Motorhome to be returned with full tank of fuel.

Full terms and conditions available on request either, email adrian@nmctours.co.uk or call us on 01670 520 577

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BCH Trading Charter

TRADING CHARTER

Why should I read this page? Because it is very important. Our trading Charter forms a key part of our agreement with you and forms the basis of a legally binding contract between you, as lead name making the booking, anyone else in your third party and us. When you make this booking, as the lead name you undertake that you have the authority to accept and do accept, on behalf of your party the terms and conditions which are governed by English law, and the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. These contract terms and financial guarantees will not apply to any holiday involving any type of flight, instead you will be supplied with the full booking conditions of the ATOL holder arranging your holiday. Your booking agent will have a copy of these conditions or alternatively, you can request one prior to booking your holiday from NMC Tours Ltd, 18 Coopies Haugh, Coopies Industrial Estate, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 6JN.

How and when do I make this contract with you? We welcome you making contact with us in a number of ways. You can write to us or phone us. Whichever way you contact us, the contract is made when your booking is entered on to our reservation system and we issue a confirmation of booking. We will send you the confirmation of your booking within seven working days. Please check this confirmation very carefully to ensure all the information is correct and tell us immediately of any errors.

How is my holiday protected? We subscribe to the code of conduct of the bonded coach Holidays group (BCHG) of the confederation of passenger Transport UK. BCHG requires a bond to be taken out to provide protection for your financial reasons, carry out their obligations to their passengers. BCHG Consumer Guarantee: The bonded Coach Holiday Group guarantees to bona fide customers that, in the event of failure of a bona fide member, it will: • Wherever possible, arrange for a holiday or tour to be completed. • Where failure occurs after a holiday has begun, arrange for customers to be returned by an appropriate means of transport to their UK area of departure. • If the holiday or tour cannot be completed as planned. The reimbursement of payments made by the customer to the BCHG Member.

When do I need to pay for my holiday and how much? At the time of booking you will need to pay a deposit for each person named on the booking. The balance must be paid before the dates listed below. If you book within our balance due period, you will need to pay the total holiday cost at the time of booking. The balance must be paid before the dates listed below. If you do not pay the outstanding balance for your holiday on, or before, the date when it is due, we may cancel your booking for your holiday and you will be required to pay the cancellation charges detailed below. The date of cancellation will normally be the date you confirm in writing that you intend to cancel or 15 days after the balance due date, whichever comes first.

Can I change my holiday arrangements? After we have issued our booking confirmation we will do our best to accommodate any changes you may want to make, but we cannot guarantee to do so. Any changes must be notified to us in writing by the person who made the booking (‘lead booker’ or the confirmed name when booked by telephone). If we are able to make the changes, an amendment fee of £10 will be payable plus any additional charge for the facilities requested. Any significant alteration after the balance due date will be treated as a cancellation of the original booking and will be subject to the cancellation charges detailed below. A significant alteration would include a change of departure date, holiday or hotel or number of people travelling.

Can I transfer my booking to someone else? You can transfer your booking to someone else provided you give us reasonable notice. This person must be able to satisfy all conditions for the holiday and a change cannot normally be made later than fourteen days prior to departure. We will make an administration charge of £5 per person for every transfer we make, plus any reasonable additional costs caused by the transfer. You will remain responsible for ensuring that the holiday is paid for by the balance due date.

How can I cancel my holiday? You, or any member of your party, may cancel at any time provided that the cancellation is made by the person who signed the booking form (or the confirmed name when booked by telephone) and is communicated to us in writing via the office at which you made your original booking. You will have to pay cancellation charges set out in the scale below to cover our estimated loss resulting from the cancellation. If you are insured against cancellation you may be able to recover the charge from your insurers. Your cancellation will take effect from the date when we receive your written confirmation of your cancellation. You must also return any tickets or vouchers that you have received. A reduction in room occupancy may increase the charges for the remaining passengers by the application of supplements for low occupancy of rooms.

Scale of cancellation Charges Period before departure within which written cancellation of holiday is received

Amount of cancellation charge as a percentage of holiday cost

Prior to 42 days

Deposit only

28 to 42 days

40% of holiday cost or deposit (whichever is greater)

• Deposit £30 per person or 10% of the total holiday cost, whichever is greater. Your balance is due two months prior to departure on holidays of more than five days.

14 to 27 days

60% of holiday cost

7 to 13 days

70% of holiday cost

6 to 0 days

100% of holiday cost

Can you change the price of a holiday after you have issued the booking confirmation?

Departure day or later (including voluntary termination) whilst on holiday

Total holiday cost

Yes we can, but only in very limited circumstances. The price of your holiday can be varied due to changes in: • Transportation costs such as fuel and/or fuel tax, ferry operator fares and tolls, embarkation or disembarkation fees at terminals. • Exchange rates applied to the particular holiday booked. • Dues and taxes including charges in VAT or any other government imposed changes. In case of any small variation, an amount equivalent to 2% of the price of your holiday, which excludes insurance premiums and any amendment charges, will be absorbed or retained, for larger variations, this 2% will still be absorbed for increases, but not retained from refunds. If this means that you have to pay an increase of more than 10% of the price of your holiday, you may cancel it and receive a full refund of all monies paid, except for any amendment charges, should you decide to cancel for this reason, you must

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exercise your right to do so within 14 days from the issue date printed on your final invoice. Alternatively, you can accept an offer of an alternative holiday of equivalent or superior quality, if available or an alternative holiday of lower quality, if available. You may then transfer payment in request of the original holiday to the alternative holiday. If the cost of the alternative holiday is less than the original holiday, the difference in price will be refunded. Please note that travel arrangements are not always purchased in local currency and some apparent charges have no impact on the price of your holiday due to contractual and other protection in place. In addition to sterling we use the euro in calculating our holiday prices. The exchange rate used is: £1 sterling equals €1.15

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What happens if you change my holiday? The arrangements for your holiday will usually have been made many months in advance. Sometimes changes are unavoidable and we reserve the right to make them. Most of these changes are likely to be minor and we will do our best to keep you informed. If, after booking and before departure, we make a significant change to your holiday you will have the option of withdrawing from the holiday without penalty or alternatively you may transfer to another holiday without paying an administration fee. In either case we will pay you compensation according to the scale set out below.


Scale of compensation We will pay you compensation for significant changes on the following scale: Significant change is notified to you

Amount per person

More than 31 days

Nil

16 to 30 days

£10

8 to 15 days

£15

0 to 7 days

£20

Compensation for short breaks below 4 days will be reduced to 50% of the above rates. Payment of compensation according to the scale set out above will not affect your right to claim further compensation if, in the circumstances you remain dissatisfied. If prior to departure, we make significant change to your holiday arrangements or cancel your holiday we will pay you compensation on the following scale unless: • The holiday is cancelled because of the number of persons who agree to take it is less than the minimum number required and you were informed of the cancellation in writing within the period indicated in the description of the holiday or • The holiday is changed or cancelled by reason of unusual and unforeseeable circumstance beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised. These circumstances include war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, fire, quarantine, epidemic or health risks, natural or nuclear disasters, port and terminal closures and adverse weather conditions. If after departure we need to make a change to a significant proportion of your holiday, we will do our best to make suitable alternative arrangements at no extra cost to you. If it proves impossible to make suitable alternative arrangements, or if you have reasonable grounds for refusing the alternative arrangements offered, we will arrange transport back to your point of departure or to an alternative location that we agree to. Unless the change is as a result of unusual and unforeseen circumstances beyond our control (as described above) you will also be entitled to compensation.

What is the extent of your liability? We accept responsibility if you or any member of your party is killed or injured as a result of an activity forming part of your holiday arrangements which is booked with us before your departure or if any part of your holiday arrangements, booked with us in the UK is not as described in the brochure or not of reasonable standard. If the failures in your holiday arrangements are any death or personal injury is due to any fault of ours or of our agents or suppliers whilst acting in the course of their employment. We do not accept responsibility if the failure, death or personal injury is not caused by any fault of ours or our agents or suppliers or is caused by you or someone not connected with your holiday arrangements or if failure death or personal injury is due to unusual or unforeseen circumstances which even with all due care, we or our agents or suppliers could not have anticipated or avoided. For claims, which do not involve personal injury, illness or death the most we will have to pay if we are liable to you is (twice) the price the person affected paid for their holiday (not including insurance premiums and amendment charges). We will only have to pay this maximum amount if everything has gone wrong and you will have received no benefit from your holiday. If you or any member of your party is killed, injured or becomes ill as a result of transport by ship, train, or coach any liability which we may have to pay compensation is limited in line with the Athens convention (applies to transport by ship) the Berne convention (applies to transport by rail) and the Geneva convention (applies to transport by road). You can get copies of the relevant convention from us if you ask. You should also note that these conventions might limit or remove the carriers liability to you and the amount which the carrier has to pay you. If we make any payment to you or any member of your party for death, personal injury or illness you will be asked to assign to us or insurers the rights you may have to take against the person or organization responsible for causing the death, personal injury or illness.

Our suppliers (for such things as accommodation, or transport providers) have their own booking conditions or conditions of carriage and these conditions are binding between you and the supplier. Some of these conditions may limit or remove the relevant transport providers or other supplier’s liability to you. You can get copies of such conditions from our offices or the offices of the relevant supplier.

What do I need to do if I have to complain? If you have a complaint during your holiday you should tell the driver/representative or supplier at the earliest opportunity so that they can do their utmost to resolve the problem immediately. If they are unable to resolve the problem to your satisfaction you should complete a holiday report form which is available from the driver/representative. You will be given a copy of this report, which you should keep. If on your return from holiday you remain dissatisfied, you should write within 28 days to: The Managing Director, NMC Tours Ltd, 18 Coopies Haugh, Coopies Industrial Estate, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 6JN. In your letter you will need to quote your booking reference number, departure date and the date you completed the holiday report form. If you do not tell us at the earliest opportunity about a problem giving rise to your complaint we cannot take steps to investigate and rectify it. In deciding how to respond to your complaint we will take into account the date you first drew the problem to the attention of our driver/representative or supplier.

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A significant change includes a change in departure time or return time of more than 12 hours, a change of departure point location, resort or quality of hotel, (excluding single overnight hotels on touring holidays where the quality of the hotel is comparable). If you withdraw from the holiday because we have made a significant change or if we have to cancel your holiday for any reason other than non-payment by you, we will offer you the choice of: • A comparable replacement holiday if available • A replacement holiday of lower quality together with a refund of the difference • A full refund of the money you have paid When we have notified you of the changes and options available, you must tell us your decision as soon as possible and within any timescale we may need to set, bearing in mind the need to safeguard the holiday arrangements of other customers.

If I do not agree with your decision can I request arbitration? Yes you can. If we cannot resolve your complaint amicably, you may request that the dispute is referred to an independent arbitration scheme established by the confederation of passenger transport UK (CPT). Full details of this scheme will be provided on request or you can obtain a copy from CPT. This arbitration scheme provides a simple and inexpensive method of arbitration on documents alone with restricted liability on the customer in respect of costs. This scheme does not apply to claims for an amount greater than £1500 per person. There is also a limit of £7500 per booking. Normally there is a time limit of 9 months from the date of return from your holiday within which to request arbitration but in exceptional circumstances the scheme can be used beyond this date. This scheme does not apply to claims that arise mainly in respect of physical injury or illness or the consequences of any illness or injury.

Coaches and Coach seating Coaches used on our work are modern touring coaches and come with recliners, toilet, forced air or air-conditioning and pa systems, on occasion if bookings do not reach the required numbers instead of cancelling a tour we reserve the right to use smaller coaches to carry out our work should this be the case some of the onboard facilities may vary. There is a seating plan of the coach for each holiday, but it is possible that on occasions, operational reasons will require a coach with different configuration to be used. We therefore reserve the right to alter a coach seating plan and allocate seats other than those you have booked. Requests for particular seats can be made on most holidays when booking, but because allocations are made on a first come first served basis you are recommended to book early. When your booking is confirmed you will be offered the best seats available at the time. If you know someone who may want to book later but wishes to sit near you please discuss this with the booking clerk at the time you make your booking. In addition we reserve the right to re-allocate your seat to maximise the number of passengers travelling. Specific seats will not be allocated on coaches that operate on feeder services between joining points and main holiday departure points or on the extra coaches where more than one coach is required for a holiday.

pick-up Points Each booking offers subject to availability one pick-up point per 2 passengers. Additional pick-up points are available at a supplement.

Bonded Coach Holidays Please note cruise, flight packages and unspent gift vouchers are not covered by BCH.

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Health and Safety on holiday

What happens if I am delayed?

In some foreign countries, standards of infrastructure, safety and hygiene may be lower than those to which we are accustomed in the UK. You should therefore exercise greater care for your own protection. Further information can be obtained from your GP or from your travel agent who can provide you with the leaflet health advice for travellers published by the department of health. Some people may be at risk from discomfort or deep vein thrombosis (DVT) if they remain immobile on a journey for a long period of time. If you are planning to undertake a bus or coach journey of more than 3 hours you should consult your doctor if you have ever had DVT or pulmonary embolism a family history of clotting conditions, cancer or treatment for cancer, stroke heart or lung disease or if you have had major surgery in the past 3 months. We reserve the right to refuse any booking in the absence of a doctor’s certificate confirming that you are fit to travel. During the journey we will provide comfort stops as frequently as possible. During these stops you are encouraged to get off the coach and walk around. Exercise reduces any discomfort, which may be caused by periods of immobility. During any journey you should drink alcohol only in moderation as it leads to dehydration.

Your travel insurance may cover you for some delays. In addition, where you are delayed for more than six hours in any one day we will seek to minimise any discomfort and where possible arrange for refreshments and meals.

Passenger Behaviour We want all our customers to have a happy and carefree holiday, but you must remember that you are responsible for your behaviour and the effect it may have on others. If you or any member of your party is abusive or disruptive or behaves in a way which in our reasonable opinion, could cause damage or injury to others or affect their enjoyment of their holiday or which could damage property, we have the right after reasonable consideration to terminate your contract with us. If this happens we will have no further obligations or liability to you. The coach driver/representative, ships captain or authorised official of other means of transport is entitled to refuse you boarding if in their reasonable option you are unacceptably under the influence of drink or drugs or you are being violent or disruptive. If you are refused boarding on the outward journey we will regard it as a cancellation by you and we will apply cancellation charges according to the scale. If the refusal is on the return journey we have the right to terminate the contract and will have no further obligations or liability to you.

No Smoking Policy We operate a strict no smoking policy on all our coaches, however we do make frequent comfort stops. The no smoking policy of other carriers and suppliers will vary and will be supplied on request if you contact us.

Pets We do not allow pets to taken on our holidays. Registered assistance dogs will normally be accommodated on UK holidays but not on overseas holidays.

pick-up point, itineraries, travel documents and passports You are responsible for ensuring that you are at the correct departure point at the correct time, with the correct documents and we cannot be held liable for any loss or expense suffered by you or your party because of an incorrect passport or late arrival at the departure point. If you are a British citizen travelling outside the United Kingdom you must have a full UK passport valid for a minimum of three months after your scheduled date of return. Non UK citizens must seek passport and visa advice from the consulates of the countries you plan to visit prior to making a booking for one of our holidays. The name on the passport must match the name on the ticket. If someone in your party changes name after the booking is made you must tell us immediately so that we can issue the ticket in the new name. Approximately 2 weeks prior to departure we will send you all the necessary labels so that you receive then in good time for your holiday. Certain travel documents may have to be retained by us and your driver/courier will then issue them to you at the relevant time. If you lose a travel document after it has been issued to you we will require you to meet the direct cost charged by the carrier/supplier for the issue of duplicate or replacement. NMC Tours and Gardiners Travel reserves the right to modify itineraries to conform to requests from the competent authorities in the United Kingdom and any other sovereign state through which the tour will operate. INCLUDED EXCURSIONS ARE DETAILED ON THE RELEVANT BROCHURE PAGE. Refunds will not be made for any excursion not taken. Optional excursions may be booked and paid for in resort but these will not form part of the package booked with us. Administration fees to buildings, grounds etc are not included in the price of the holiday unless otherwise stated on the relevant brochure page.

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Do I need to take out travel insurance? We strongly advise all our customers to take out travel insurance to cover medical and repatriation costs, personal injury loss of baggage and cancellation charges. It is not compulsory in law to have travel insurance for our tours within the UK but it is compulsory for our tours outside the UK. You do not need to take out travel insurance but you should have insurance, which is at least as good as or better than the insurance we offer. If you do not have adequate insurance and require our assistance whilst on holiday we reserve the right to reclaim from you any medical, repatriation or other expenses which we may incur on your behalf which would otherwise have been met by insurers.

Insurance Information and Prices A Special Holiday Travel Insurance Scheme is available for all passengers travelling on our holidays which is arranged with ETI – International Travel Protection (the UK branch of Europäische Reiseverscherung AG) who are Licensed by the Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BAFIN – www.bafin.de) and approved by the Financial Services Authority (FSA – www.fsa.gov.uk) to undertake insurance business in the UK. Should you wish to take advantage of our Holiday Travel Insurance please include the appropriate premium when booking your holiday.

Demands and Needs This insurance policy will suit the Demands and Needs of an individual or group(where applicable) who have no excluded pre-existing medical conditions, are travelling in countries included within the policy terms and who wish to insure themselves against unforeseen events detailed in the cover section below. Subject to the terms, conditions and maximum specified claim limits.

Important We will not provide you with advice about the suitability of this product for your individual needs but will be happy to provide you with factual information. We summarise below the details of the insurance cover provided which also includes SPECIALTY ASSISTANCE LTD – 24-hour emergency service. The following is a brief summary of the cover available. Full details of Cover, Policy Warranties and Exclusions will be forwarded with your confirmation of booking. In any event you may ask for a specimen copy of the Policy Wording before booking should you wish to examine this in advance.

Cover and Sum Insured up to; Cancellation £3,500, Missed Departure/Travel Delay £600/£60, Personal Accident £15,000, Medical and other Expenses including Curtailment £2,000,000, Additional Travelling Expenses – United Kingdom £1,500, Medical Inconvenience Benefit £450 (£15 per 24 hours), Personal Property/Loss of Passport £1,500/£200, Personal Liability £2,000,000, Delayed Baggage £100, Legal Expenses £25,000, 14 day Refund Insurance Premium.

Policy Excess Cancellation, Curtailment, Holiday Abandonment and Loss of Deposit for holidays up to and including 3 days NIL. For holidays over 3 days Loss of Deposit excess £15.00 each and every loss. For holidays over 3 days excess £50.00 each and every loss for Cancellation, Curtailment and Holiday Abandonment. Medical and Other Expenses, Additional Travelling Expenses – United Kingdom, Personal Property and Money excess £30.00 each and every incident per Insured Person.

Excess Waiver Option The excesses above can be reduced to Zero if you decide to take out the excess waiver option. This is available at an additional premium but can only be purchased at the time of booking. Please make sure you advise us that this option is required. IMPORTANT – HEALTH CONDITIONS APPLYING TO ALL TRAVEL DESTINATIONS If you are travelling in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and can answer NO to questions 1-3 and YES to 4 immediately below, it will not be necessary for you to complete a Self Declaring Medical Form. The Standard Policy Terms, Conditions and Exclusions shall apply. Applying to all areas.


In addition if you are travelling outside England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the following additional conditions will apply: You must notify the Issuer of this policy immediately of any of the conditions listed below arising between the date the policy is issued and the time of departure of the trip. We must be informed of any fact, which is likely to influence us in the acceptance, assessment or continuance of this insurance. Failure to do so may invalidate this insurance, leaving you with no right to make a claim. 1) If you have received medical treatment as a hospital day case, in-patient or out-patient during the six months prior to the booking of the trip, you must obtain from a medical practitioner at your cost confirmation that you will be fit enough to take the trip. 2) if you are undergoing medical treatment as a hospital out-patient at the date the final balance of the trip is due to be paid, you obtain a certificate of fitness confirming your ability to travel mist at your cost. The Policy contains the following General Exclusions: YOU ARE NOT COVERED for anything caused directly or indirectly by you suffering from stress, anxiety or depression unless it has been investigated and diagnosed as such by a Consultant specialising in the relevant field, who must confirm in writing at your cost that you are, fit enough to take this trip. Please note our Holiday Travel Insurance Scheme is only available to United Kingdom Residents. We are an Appointed Representative of ITC Compliance Limited who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. Insurance Selling Price Period 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 12-17 Day

UK £13.00 £16.00 £18.00 £21.00 £22.00 £23.00 £24.00 £25.00 £26.00 £31.00

Europe £19.00 £22.00 £28.00 £29.00 £32.00 £33.00 £34.00 £35.00 £36.00 £44.00

What assistance will you give me if things go wrong when it is not your fault? If you or any members of your party suffer death, illness or injury whilst overseas arising out of an activity which does not form part of your package, travel arrangements or an excursion arranged through us in the UK, we shall at our discretion, offer advice, guidance and assistance. Where legal action is contemplated and you require our assistance, you must obtain our written consent prior to commencement of proceedings. Our consent will be given subject to you undertaking to assign any costs benefit received under any relevant insurance policy to ourselves. We limit the cost of our assistance to you and any member of your party to £5000 per party.

Special Needs Unfortunately, many hotels overseas do not provide adequate facilities for guests with mobility problems or who suffer from other disabilities but whether you are planning a holiday overseas or in the UK please notify us before you book if you or any member of your party has special needs or suffers from any disability. We are keen to plan arrangements for your holiday so that special needs and requests can be accommodated as far as possible. If you will need assistance for your holiday so that special needs and requests can be accommodated as far as possible. If you will need assistance or special facilities in the hotel or may have difficulties in taking part in excursions or boarding and travelling on the coach or other means of transport you must let us know in advance.

Not all the holidays in this brochure may be suitable for you. We want you to enjoy your holiday and will try to help you select an appropriate trip. If you need advice or further information you should contact us.

Special Requests If you have a special request, we will do our best to help but save as set out below, we cannot guarantee that it will be fulfilled. Please inform us of your request before you make your booking and ensure that you provide as much detail as possible. If fulfilment of your request is vital to your holiday it must be specifically agreed with us before or at the time when you make your booking. We will comply with any special request that has been specifically agreed. General confirmation that a special request has been noted or passed to our tour supplier is not confirmation that your request will be met. All special requests are subject to availability unless and until we specifically confirm them. If fulfilment of your request incurs any additional costs we will either invoice this prior to your departure or inform you that it will have to be paid locally. If you’re special request relates to a special diet, please tell us before booking or as soon as you are medically advised and send us a copy of the diet. We will contact hotel or hotels on your holiday, but please note that some hotels may not have the facilities to cope with special diets and we cannot be held liable to their failure to do so unless we have specifically confirmed to you that a special diet will be catered for. Where we think that a hotel is unlikely to be able to cope with a special diet, we will tell you prior to issuing a booking confirmation so that you can exercise your right to cancel without charge.

TRADING CHARTER

It is a condition that at the time of taking out this policy and between that time and your departure you must comply with each of the following: 1) You are not aware of any reason why the trip should be cancelled or cut short 2) You are not travelling: a) against the advice of a medical practitioner b) for the purpose of obtaining medical treatment, or c) if you have been given a terminal prognosis 3) You are not receiving or awaiting treatment for an illness or injury as a hospital day case or in-patient, as any claim arising from this injury or treatment will not be covered. 4) If you are on medication at the time of travel your medical condition is stable and well controlled.

Single Occupancy Single occupancy of rooms when available may be subject to a supplementary charge and this will be shown on the brochure page.

Driver/Crew Gratuities We do not include gratuities in the price of your holiday, should you feel that you have had a level of service that deserves rewarding please feel free to do this in person with your driver or crew member.

Child Prices Prices for children are based on two adults sharing a room plus children.

Data Protection Act In order to process your booking and to ensure that your travel arrangements run smoothly and meet your requirements we and your travel agent, need to use the information you provide such as name address any special needs/dietary requirements etc. We take full responsibility for ensuring that proper measures are in place to protect your information. We must pass the information onto the relevant suppliers on your travel arrangements such as hotels, transport companies etc. The Information may also be supplied to security or credit checking companies, public authorities such as customs/immigration if required by them or as required by law. Additionally, where your holiday is outside the European Economic area (EEA), controls on the data protection in your destination may not be strong as the legal requirements in this country. We will not pass information on to any person who is not responsible for part of your travel arrangements. This applies to any sensitive information that you give to us such as details of any disabilities or dietary/religious requirements. If we cannot pass this information to the relevant suppliers, whether in the EEA or not, we cannot provide your booking. In making this booking, you consent to this information being passed on to the relevant persons. You are entitled to a copy of your information held by us. If you would like to see this, please contact us. We retain your full contact details and other information in secure files and electronic storage facilities. We may use this information to contact you by email, telephone or electronic means.

Booking Acceptance When booking a holiday with ourselves you are accepting all of the aforementioned terms and conditions.

Publication Date and Details December 2013. E and OE Prices are correct at time of going to press.

Telephone Gardiners NMC 01670 519 952

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JANUARY 20th Jan

4* Winter Warmer Mystery

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17

FEBRUARY 22nd Feb 24th Feb

Mystery Weekend 4* Winter Warmer Mystery

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4 17

Glasgow Weekend Break Liincolnshire 'Foodies – Tasty Tasting' The Ultimate London Experience Mystery Weekend Warner Leisure Hotels – Alvaston Hall The Cheltenham Gold Cup Ayreshire, The Trossachs & Dumfries House The Isle of Wight Spring Delight Mystery Weekend 4* Winter Warmer Mystery 4* Mothers Day in the Peaks The Halls & Casles of the Heart of England Chester & Cheshire Oaks The Cream of the Cotswolds

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London Theatre Break BB Cathedral Cities, Oxford, Cambridge, Nottingham & Lincoln DBB The Grand National DBB The Sails & Rails of the Peaks & Dales DBB Cadbury World & West Midlands Safari ParkDBB The Harry Potter Experience BB Scarborough, Whitby & The North DBB Yorkshire Coast TV Tales in the Yorkshire Dales DBB Mystery Weekend DBB The English Rivieras Rivers & Rails DBB The Alton Towers Experience DBB Mystery Weekend Break DBB Disneyland Paris School Holiday Escape (On-Site) BB The Ribble Valleys Hidden Treasures DBB The Beautiful Dutch Bulbfields & Mini Cruise Experience DBB Middle Englands Tastes & Treasures DBB Mystery Weekend DBB The Great Little Trains of Wales DBB The Ultimate Scotland Experience DBB

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Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza DBB The Airways & Waterways of the West DBB Wonderful Winchester & The Watercress LiineDBB The Isle Of Man Hidden Treasures DBB The Canals of the Pennines & North Yorkshires Railways DBB The North West Highlights DBB Jersey Jewel – Flight Option DBB Tranquil Cornwall & it's Cyder Coast DBB Warner Leisure Hotels – Thoresby Hall DBB Sandringham, Bressingham & The Norfolk Broads DBB Mystery Weekend DBB Lake Garda & The Amazing Dolomites DBB Haworth 1940's Weekend DBB Scotlands Romantic Waterways DBB Chelsea Flower Show DBB The Picture Postcard Peaks DBB Come Dancing in the Cotswolds DBB Mystery Weekend DBB

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JUNE 02nd Jun 04th Jun 6th Jun 7th Jun 8th Jun 9th Jun 11th Jun 15th Jun 16th Jun 16th Jun 22nd Jun

The Eden Project & Lost Gardens of Heligan DBB Lovely Lincoln & The Newark Antiques Fair DBB Stately Homes & Castles of Derbyshire DBB The Holy Trinity – Arndale, Trafford & White Rose DBB The Chatuea's & Gardens of France DBB Llandudno's Summer Vacation DBB London Theatre Break, Jersey Boys & War Horse B&B Kents Castle's, Ripe Vines & Railwaylines DBB Warner Leisure Hotels – Bodelwyddan Castle DBB The Delights of Devon DBB Enchanting Hampshire & The Maritime Coast DBB

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Delightful Dorset & TV's Broadchurch Enchanting Ireland, Killarney, Blarney, Dublin & The Ring of Kerry Harewood House & Castle Howard Summertime in Eastbourne

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6th Jul 7th Jul 7th Jul 11th Jul 12th Jul 13th Jul 14th Jul 18th Jul 19th Jul 20th Jul 21st Jul 21st Jul 25th Jul 26th Jul 27th Jul 28th Jul 31st Jul 31st Jul

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05th Sep 6th Sep 7th Sep 8th Sep 12th Sep 12th Sep 13th Sep 15th Sep 18th Sep 19th Sep 20th Sep 22nd Sep 22nd Sep

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Charming Cheshire – Especially for Solo Travellers London Theatre Break, The Commitments & The Bodyguard Mystery

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Pamper Weekend – Because Your Worth It! DBB The Formula 1 British Grand Prix DBB A Tale of Two Cities – Manchester & Liverpool BB Beautiful Belgium, Brugges, Antwerp & The Flanders Coast DBB Switzerland Bernia Express DBB Royal Deeside & Balmoral Castle DBB Hampton Court Flower Show & DBB Kew Gardens City Centre Break – Leeds BB Jersey Jewel DBB The New Forest, Beaulieu Estate & DBB The Isle of Wight The Heart of England & Afternoon Tea at Althorp House DBB The Yorkshire TV Trail DBB Drayton Manor, Thomas Land & Twycross Zoo DBB Hidden Wales, Tenby & The Pembrokshire Coast DBB The Lavender Fields of Norfolk DBB Tatton Park Flower Show DBB Mystery DBB Liverpool & The Beatles Experience DBB Blenheim Palace, Bath & DBB Oxfords Dreaming Spires The Alton Towers Experience DBB City Centre Break – Nottingham BB

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The Footsteps of the Fallen – 100 Year Centenary Mystery Weekend Battle of the Proms at Downton Abbey The Edinburgh Military Tattoo Paris & Versailles Disneyland Paris School Holiday Escape The Edinburgh Military Tattoo London Explorer Cadbury World & Chester Zoo The Lakes & Mountains of the Austrian Tyrol Southport Flower Show The Isle of White Summer Delight Stately Homes, Style & Swing! Charming Chester – Skipton & Bury Market Jersey Jewel – Flight Option Mystery Welcome to Ireland! A Tale of Two Cities – Liverpool & Chester The Gardens of the English Shires Summertime in Shropshire & Severn Valley Steam The Legoland Experience British Moto Grand Prix at Silverstone

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Castles & Gardens of Kent DBB Oysters & Cockles, Southend & Clacton-on-Sea DBB Blackpool Illuminations DBB City Centre Break – Manchester BB Brighton, Arundel Caslte & The Bluebell Railway DBB Dordogne DBB Warner Leisure Hotels – Nidd Hall DBB The Ultimate Bristol & Bath Experience DBB Mystery DBB The Castles & Gardens of Scotland DBB Scottish Gold Cup DBB The Canal in the Sky, Llangollen, Chester & The Wonderful Welsh Borders DBB A Tale of Two Cities – Glasgow & Edinburgh BB A Royal London Experience DBB Dutch Delights in Amsterdam, Volendam & Delft DBB Tewkesbury & The Three Choirs Countryside DBB

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The Cote D'Azur – French & Italian Rivieras Chatsworth House & The Picture Perfect Peaks The Romantic Highland Railways of Scotland The Three Shires of Middle England Mystery Weekend Break North Yorkshire Moors Railway in Wartime Matlock Bath Venetian Illuminatons & Venetian Night The Gardens of Ireland, Dublin & the Valley of the Kings The Lincolnshire Fens & The Dambusters Mystery Harewood House & Castle Howard The Trains, Boats & Gardens of the Ardennes Warner Leisure Hotels – Littlecote House The Ultimate Wales Experience Mystery Cadbury World & West Midlands Safari Park Back to Yesteryear! (The Way We Were) Scarefest at Alton Towers Edinburgh Weekend Break

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35

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64 24 23 4

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6 53 7 30

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4 62/78

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75 74

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76 73

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DBB DBB

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77 73

DBB

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79

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77 30

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NOVEMBER 1st Nov 7th Nov 8th Nov 8th Nov 10th Nov 14th Nov 14th Nov 17th Nov 20th Nov 22nd Nov 22nd Nov 22nd Nov 25th Nov 25th Nov 28th Nov 28th Nov 29th Nov 29th Nov

Christmas Shopper – Chester & Cheshire Oaks Rememberence Weekend in London Mystery The Thursford Christmas Spectacular Turkey, Tinsel & Mistletoe in Llandudno The Tatton Park Christmas Spectacular Disneyland Paris Enchanted Christmas (On-Site) Turkey & Tinsel in Lancashire The Thursford Christmas Spectacular Mystery Christmas Shopper – Leeds & Meadowhall The Thursford Christmas Spectacular Folkstone & Brugge Xmas Shopper German Xmas Market P&O Mini Cruise The Thursford Christmas Spectacular Warwick & Worcester Xmas Fayre Birmingham Military Tattoo & German Frankfurt Christmas Market A Tale of two Cities – Glasgow & Edinburgh

DECEMBER 1st Dec 1st Dec 5th Dec 05th Dec 6th Dec 6th Dec 8th Dec 11th Dec 12th Dec 12th Dec 12th Dec 13th Dec 13th Dec 23rd Dec 23rd Dec 23rd Dec 27th Dec 30th Dec 30th Dec 30th Dec

Valkenburg & The Three Countries Christmas Markets Manchester & Liverpool – Christmas Shopper The Thursford Christmas Spectacular Matlock Victorian Illuminatons & Lincoln Christmas Market Lincoln Christmas Market Yuletide in Skipton & The Grassington Dickensian Festival Christmas Time Chatsworth House & Haddon Hall Liverpool & Chester – Christmas Shopper Christmas Time at Blenheim Palace, Oxfords & Bath Christmas Market Christmas Carols Concert at the Royal Albert Hall Edinburgh Weekend Break Yuletide in Skipton & The Grassington Dickensian Festival Travel Club Mystery Weekend – Members Only Christmas Time in Snowdonia The Delightful Lakes at Christmas Time Christmas Time in the Scottish Highlands A Twixmas Mystery – All Inclusive New Year in the Lakes 4* New Year in London 4* Homanay in Ayreshire

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